Victoria wants Murray River water inquiry

August 10, 2017

Victoria's water minister backs an independent public inquiry into alleged Murray River water abuse.

Victoria wants an independent public inquiry into allegations NSW farmers misused water from the Murray River for irrigation.

Water Minister Lisa Neville says the allegations are "deeply concerning" and urgent action is needed to restore public confidence in the integrity of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

"It is not appropriate for the Murray Darling Basin Authority to investigate these allegations because its role needs to be independently scrutinised if public trust is to be restored," Ms Neville said on Thursday.

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