Murray Darling Basin Senate inquiry resumes amid heated debate

24 March 2018

Colin Bettles, farmonline
24 March 2018

“I will not be daunted by one show-ponying Senator who had nothing better to do that morning than to try and grab a headline.”

That’s what Labor Senator Glenn Sterle says about the conduct of Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young which disrupted and threatened the ongoing progress of a Senate inquiry into water management issues in the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

Senator Hanson-Young drew the ire of Labor and government Senators participating in the inquiry after she accused it of being a “protection racket” for the Nationals when commenting to media during a controversial public hearing in Adelaide last November.

That hearing was also disrupted by the then South Australian Labor Water Minister Ian Hunter as the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee refused to take a statement from him during proceedings.

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