Timing of Royal Commissioner's paper ahead of crucial Senate vote under fire

By John Chanter
Updated May 4 2018 - 4:35am, first published 4:23am
NON POLITICAL: Senior Counsel Assisting Richard Beasley and Commissioner Bret Walker during a Royal Commission sitting in Albury. Mr Walker suggests environment took precedence over social or economic concerns.

The South Australian Royal Commission into the Murray Darling Basin Plan this week released an issues paper arguing environmental concerns overrule social and economic considerations in determining the water volume available to irrigation.

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