Turnbull says he will seek agreement of all Murray-Darling states for independent review into compliance with the basin plan

The Turnbull government has announced an independent basin-wide review into compliance with the Murray-Darling basin plan, with a report to be produced by December.

The review follows serious allegations aired by the ABC’s Four Corners program last week that water was being harvested by irrigators in the Barwon-Darling region of the Murray-Darling basin to the detriment of the environment and downstream communities.

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