Former member of committee overseeing northern basin says agency was a ‘politically motivated organisation’

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority was “a politically motivated organisation, which developed a dishonest culture” and used an advisory committee overseeing the northern basin of the river system to “rubber-stamp” its plans to reduce environmental water, a former committee member has said in evidence to the South Australian royal commission into the Murray-Darling river system.

John Clements, a former adviser to the independent MP Tony Windsor, said he had reflected on his experience on the Northern Basin Advisory Committee (NBAC), which ran from 2012 to 2016 and concluded it was used “to rubber-stamp the ambitions of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority” to deliver a major cut to the 390GL environmental water target.

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