Commonwealth and Murray Darling Basin Authority want to stop staff from having to give evidence

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In a major test of states’ powers to hold royal commissions that touch on federal issues, the commonwealth government and the Murray Darling Basin Authority have sought an injunction to prevent their staff giving evidence to the South Australian royal commission into the Murray Darling.

The high court has been asked to rule on whether a state royal commission can compel testimony and documents from the commonwealth.

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