Greens to introduce bill for royal commission into Murray-Darling
The Greens will introduce legislation to establish a royal commission into the mismanagement of the Murray-Darling Basin when parliament returns in February, in the wake of the massive fish kill at Menindee last week.
The Greens environment and water spokeswoman, Sarah Hanson-Young, said she would move to set up the inquiry, which will have power to compel testimony from bureaucrats and ministers.
But to have any chance of passing, the private member’s bill will need the support of Labor, which has so far backed the Murray-Darling Basin plan as the best way forward.
Labor’s spokesman on the... read more
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