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Murray-Darling sees drop in youth numbers

A study from the University of Canberra has found that young people aged 15-24 are leaving the Murray-Darling Basin at a much higher rate than other parts of regional Australia.

The study found the basin area experienced a 10% drop in young people, compared to 6% for other parts of regional Australia.

Factors for the internal migration include floods, droughts, the high dollar and low commodity prices putting pressure on farming communities.

Read more at University of Canberra

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