Former Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder says NSW ‘actively undermined’ Murray-Darling basin plan
The Murray-Darling: when the river runs dry

The New South Wales government has promised to protect a major release of environmental water into the Barwon-Darling system and will monitor it to ensure it is not pumped by irrigators when it is released on Tuesday.

But the renewed assurances from NSW come as the former Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder David Papps, who retired last week, issued a stinging assessment of NSW’s commitment to the Murray-Darling Basin plan.

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