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Senior counsel assisting the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, Richard Beasley. Photo: AAP/James Elsby

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.


"Environmental catastrophe" as river again covered in dead fish

With South Australia’s royal commission into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan handing over its final report today, sections of the Darling River in NSW’s far west are again blanketed with dead fish as the toll from the latest mass kill event continues to rise.


Murray plan marred by "maladministration"

The implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been plagued by maladministration with the basin authority totally opposed to transparency, South Australia’s royal commission investigating the river system has been told.