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.
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