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‘Major shortcomings’ in basin plan: report

Australian Associated Press

Billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money is at risk as state and federal governments fall behind on implementing the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

A draft report by the Productivity Commission released on Thursday has warned major shortcomings in the way the plan is run pose a significant risk to putting it in place.

“Without immediate action, there is a significant risk of less water for irrigation, the cost to taxpayers blowing out and, in the future, communities wondering whether it was all worthwhile.” Productivity Commissioner Jane Doolan said.

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