The South Australian Government has announced it has committed $2 million for the Fight for The Murray campaign in its bid to bring the community’s opinion to the forefront of the national debate.


Premier Jay Weatherill said about 1,500 people have signed up to the campaign that enables them to share their stories regarding the Murray River.


Mr Weatherill said the funding for the campaign would come from existing resources in the Department of Premier and Cabinet as well as new funding.



“This decision has not been taken lightly - but if we believe the river is important, it is incumbent upon us to fight for it,” Mr Weatherill said.


“The choice is clear – we can either stand up for what we know and believe to be fair and right, or we can settle for second best.”