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Inquiry visits Menindee

Monday, 11th February, 2019

By Craig Brealey

The chairman of an inquiry into the death of millions of fish in the Darling River says it has no power to recommend to the federal government that it hold a royal commission.

Professor Rob Vertessy said that was well outside the terms of reference set by the government.

It contradicts a claim by the Deputy Prime Minister that the inquiry could recommend a royal commission into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin.

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