Dear Valued Interested Persons,
Article today from ABC News referencing Mick Keelty’s review of the Murray-Darling Basin here
The Murray-Darling Basin’s top cop has tipped a bucket on the federal Agriculture Department, saying it suffers from inaction and a risk-averse culture and has no clear mission when it comes to water.
The Northern Basin Commissioner report, tabled on the final parliamentary sitting day of the year, said the
Department of Agriculture (DA) “does not enjoy a good reputation”.
“The department suffers a reputation of having too many bureaucratic barriers preventing programs from being funded and completed in a timely fashion,” it said.
The full 135 page report is contained here