Senator Cory Bernardi Supports Judicial Inquiry Into Water Theft

July 26, 2017

Australian Conservatives Leader Senator Cory Bernardi has favoured a judicial inquiry as the appropriate response to allegations of water theft in New South Wales from the Murray-Darling Basin.

"We've got to get to the bottom of this quickly," Senator Bernardi said on ABC radio this morning, "the minister, Barnaby Joyce, should get an independent judicial inquiry or appoint a former judge to report within 30 days."

"They then need to take it to COAG (the Council of Australian Governments), say this agreement is broken, here are the facts or someone has rorted the system, and get a result."

Senator Bernardi's suggestions come in the wake of NSW water theft allegations currently facing significant public scrutiny after ABC's Four Corners exposed the alleged offences earlier this week.

Read the full SBS article here: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/07/26/bernardi-backs-wider-murray-inquiry

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