The time for new representation in New England is long overdue!!
As an independent, Adam Blakester is truly able to represent the interests of the New England Electorate. This is one of the ways that an independent representative can have great influence ~ by working for and with the electorate on shared big priorities. We are strongest when we act together.
To do this properly, it is essential to know what the Electorate’s policy priorities are. Over the course of the election campaign, Adam is creating a New England Policy Platform.
The New England Policies will be the biggest and most important priorities that are identified by the electorate and that can be backed-up with sound research, evidence and rationale. These are ‘sensible centre’ policies.
Please take some time to read the Policies on Adam’s website. Below is the the outline for Water, Farming and Productive Landscapes. This is intelligent common sense Policy.
WATER, FARMING & PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPES
I aim to pursue the establishment of a national strategy and funding to support the future of farming which addresses nutrient, soil, water and climate systems, cycles and risks, land management education, environmental stewardship and succession planning – enabling new generations of farmers.
This includes water security and the balanced and responsible use of this resource. It also includes support for farming as a vital industry in times of droughts, floods or other natural disasters.
- Ensure adequate and effective emergency drought relief and support, which in turn is linked to actions and commitments which are aligned with the future of farming (below).
- Pursue the establishment of a national strategy and funding to support the future of farming which particularly addresses the following requirements:
- nutrient, soil, water and climate systems, cycles and risks (see also Mining for Energy Position Statement),
- land management education, extension and minimum requirements for essential experience and expertise,
- environmental stewardship (funding, regulation), and
- succession and enabling new generations of farmers.
- Seek to establish a national approach to providing affordable, multi-peril insurance so as to mitigate the increasingly complex climate and environmental variability and risks.
- Determine what changes are required to ensure the effective, efficient, transparent and accountable governance of water resources, particularly the Murray Darling Basin. This may require a Royal Commission. See also references to water governance below.