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Australian leader announces sweeping water reforms amid record drought

Australian leader announces sweeping water reforms amid record drought

Prime Minister John Howard announced multibillion-dollar (euro) water reforms Thursday aimed at easing Australia's record drought, a move critics say is a pre-election ploy to establish his environmental credentials.
Australia, already the world's driest continent, faces its worst drought on record, crippling its agricultural sector and forcing many cities and towns to enact tight water restrictions as reservoirs dry up.
Under Howard's 10 billion Australian dollar (US$7.8 billion;


Updated : 2021-06-21 08:24 GMT+08:00