Senate debates

Wednesday, 13 February 2019


Murray-Darling Basin Plan; Order for the Production of Documents

4:41 pm

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

I move:

(1) That the Senate notes that:

(a) the South Australian Royal Commission handed down its findings on 29 January 29 2019; and

(b) Commissioner Bret Walker SC found that the construction of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was unlawful.

(2) That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, all legal advice received by the Department or relevant agencies, including the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and the National Water Commission, relating to the development of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and the 2,750GL water recovery target.

Photo of Scott RyanScott Ryan (President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that the motion moved by Senator Hanson-Young be agreed to.