Government's Murray-Darling changes sunk

February 14, 2018

A motion in the Senate is set to sink government changes to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (file).

Federal government changes to the way water in the Murray Darling Basin is distributed could be shot down in the Senate on Wednesday.

The coalition only has hours left to find the numbers to stop a disallowance motion, spearheaded by the Greens and supported by Labor and the Nick Xenophon Team, from blocking changes to the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

"This is the insanity of the situation in which we find ourselves, that the Greens and Labor party are prepared to put South Australia at risk," Water Minister David Littleproud told ABC radio on Wednesday.

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