Spending money on water

Deputy Nats leader David Littleproud yesterday announced a new partnership “to champion water security in Northern Australia”

It’s between the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia and Charles Darwin U, CQU and James Cook U. The CRC nominates areas of interest including governance for water allocations, trading and service delivery in agriculture.

While no money is mentioned, the announcement adds to a September announcement of $2m for hydrogen applications in regional industries at CQU and $4.1m for Charles Darwin U’s Research Institute for Northern Agriculture and Drought Resilience (CMM September 8). James Cook U and partners also have $8m over four years for a drought resilience hub.

There couldn’t be an election coming, could there?