THE SA Dairyfarmers’ Association says it will not to support a call by the Greens for a Commonwealth Royal Commission into the Murray Darling Basin.
In a written statement, the organisation says the Productivity Commission has already developed a useful road map going forward and another investigation could only offer delay as its primary outcome.
The organisation also said that while comprehensive, the SA Royal Commission had done little to advance the real and pressing issues that face the environment, communities and businesses within the Murray Darling basin and there was nothing to suggest that a broader ranging commission would discover anything new that was not already in the public domain.
SADA president John Hunt said the issues facing the Murray Darling Basin needed careful planning and consideration so that the most could be drawn from the system, for both the environment and those who live along the river.
“It is time that the Murray Darling Basin Authority is allowed to get back to the business of implementing the basin plan,” he said.