Water managment

Minister renews call for wide ranging Murray Basin inquiry

24 November 2017

Stock and Land                                                                                                 

Victorian Water minister Lisa Neville spoke with Stock & Land about the postponement of the Ministerial Council meeting, inquiries into the Murray Darling Basin plan and the Connections project.Q: What effect will the postponement of the Ministerial Council of Water ministers have on finalising outstanding issues?

Q: What effect will the postponement of the Ministerial Council of Water ministers have on finalising outstanding issues?

I’m a bit concerned about the delay as we don’t appear to have a Water Minister.

We’ve got the Prime Minister acting as minister, so I suppose it is difficult to have a meeting

But we would have preferred to have an early MinCo for a number of reasons. We’ve had an Ombudsman’s Report in New South Wales that’s indicated some serious issues, but also because I am very keen to have had an opportunity to have an outline of the Ernst and Young report, as to where they are up to, with their review.

Read the full article here