More than 10,000 people have signed a petition urging the NSW Parliament to request a federal royal commission; and a national water register revealing who owns water across the nation.
Shooters Fishers and Farmers Member for Parliament for Murray, Helen Dalton, will present the petition - to the NSW Parliament on February 4, the date parliament resumes for 2020.
Organised by community advocacy group Speak Up Campaign, the petition received thousands of signatures the first day it was launched at a protest rally in Tocumwal.
Because it reached 10,000 signatures, NSW Parliament is obliged to debate and vote on the petition motion.
Mrs Dalton said if NSW supports a federal royal commission into the Murray Darling Basin Plan, it's going to be very difficult to Commonwealth Government to keep saying no.
"We've seen Scott Morrison push for a bushfire royal commission after one season of terrible fires. But we've had seven years of major corruption and mismanagement under the Basin Plan," Mrs Dalton said
The Speak Up Petition also called for a national water register - which is an online, searchable public database which outlines the water ownership of all individuals and companies, both foreign and domestic.
"At present, politicians, foreign companies, Sydney traders and celebrities can all buy and trade water, but there's no way for the public to identify them," Mrs Dalton said.
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