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…."In each state it will be different but we believe a national response is necessary," Mr Rudd told reporters. "Climate change is a national challenge, it is a national crisis. It is bringing about a real problem for Australian water and we need a national response and after 11 years in office Mr Howard's government has been asleep at the wheel."
…Greens MP Mark Parnell said it would be cheaper and better for the environment to use the desalination technology to treat effluent rather than sea water. "The beauty is it uses much less energy to turn waste water into drinking water than it does to turn sea water into fresh and we stop environmental damage at the same time," Mr Parnell said….