Senate debates

Monday, 2 December 2019

Questions without Notice

Murray-Darling Basin

2:54 pm

Photo of Sarah Hanson-YoungSarah Hanson-Young (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Water Resources, Senator McKenzie. Minister, in response to the numerous scandals, water theft, corruption and mismanagement that have plagued the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, the water minister appointed Mick Keelty as the Murray-Darling Basin Inspector-General. This was more than four months ago yet we still have no statutory powers for him to investigate. When will the government put the legislation on the table so he can actually get on with his job, and what powers will he actually have?

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