Keelty Report missed the mark

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The Keelty Review can best be described as a waste of taxpayers’ money that must be embarrassing for our Federal Government.

Concern was recently expressed that Murray-Darling Basin Interim Inspector-General Mick Keelty did not have the background or experience to address complex water policy issues, and unfortunately the review has done nothing to appease this fear.

The five recommendations provide very little in the way of solutions and the review appears to be another delaying tactic by the Federal Government. The only conclusion we can draw is that the government is hoping for substantial winter rains so there is water in abundance this spring and the problems will go away. But we need to get the fundamentals of flawed water policy fixed, and this wasted review will not achieve that.

Shelley Scoullar – Chair

Speak Up Campaign