Royal commission to ‘gag robust advocacy’

THE South Australian Dairyfarmers Association has spoken out against a royal commission into the Murray Darling Basin Authority.

President John Hunt said it may look impressive on the surface to refer the causes of a breakdown in the Murray Darling arrangements to a South Australian Royal Commission for events that are effectively New South Wales based.

But he said it would “gag” the “robust advocacy” needed on behalf of South Australians.

“The Murray Darling authority has already reported the systems in Victoria and South Australia are robust enough to advance the needs of the scheme, but it is shortcomings particularly in New South

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