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REVEALED: SA's billion dollar water torture

EXCLUSIVE | South Australians have likely paid more than a billion dollars too much for their water for the past decade because of “secretive, non-compliant, unreasonable and unfair” decisions taken by the former Labor Government about the value of SA Water, according to a damning new independent report.

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Former Premier and (briefly) Treasurer Jay Weatherill on a boat tour of the Murray River in 2016 - he advocated strongly for SA water security, but his government was orchestrating systemic overcharging of SA consumers. Photo: Rick Goodman / AAP

Analysis: The SA Government has set the high price we pay for water

Economist and former Essential Services Commissioner Richard Blandy dissects Lew Owens’ bombshell interim report – concluding that a robust democracy needs more rigorous independent oversight of government monopoly business investments.