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Speirs' own letters undermine his Murray-Darling claims

The Marshall Government’s claims that embattled Environment Minister David Speirs was denied “procedural fairness” are undermined by letters he sent both the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission and a separate Productivity Commission inquiry, opposing any new strategy for recovering 450 gigalitres of environmental flows under the basin plan.

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David Speirs (right) faces the sparse Labor benches after five MPs were ejected.
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'Royal Commissioner is not God': Speirs' rearguard action as Labor targets seat

Labor has today ramped up its pursuit of embattled Environment Minister David Speirs, bombarding his southern suburbs electorate with propaganda criticising his performance on water security as state parliament opened amid a cacophony of controversy that saw five Opposition frontbenchers evicted in the first hour.

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Cabinet backed decision slammed by River Murray inquiry

Premier Steven Marshall says his Environment Minister had the full support of Cabinet when he agreed to new rules for irrigators last year – a move described by the Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission as so contrary to South Australia’s interests that it was likely to be a breach of the ministerial code of conduct.