Oz PM Will Appoint "Tough Cop" For Murray-Darling Basin Compliance By States

CANBERRA

A "tough cop" will be appointed to oversee the integrity of the entire Murray-Darling Basin under a proposal by Water Minister David Littleproud. The statutory role of inspector-general would monitor compliance, investigate suspected water theft, and check that water recovery and efficiency projects are delivered. Mr Littleproud said the inspector-general would "hold the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Commonwealth and all states to account … and ensure laws governing water use are followed".

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