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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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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.