Four Corners had an outstanding episode on the Murray-Darling basin.
In essence we saw NSW Departments giving irrigators information they gave no-one else and without a NSW Government badge. Plan B was to simply walk away from the Murray-Darling deal.
We actually saw some cotton farmers taking water illegally. The water was far too low for them to take water but they were caught out doing so.
The whole matter needs a judicial inquiry. At present we are spending billions of dollars for no benefit what so ever.
Get the evidence and charge the villains as soon as possible. The Murray-Darling basin is vital both to Australia over all and to the region.
It needs to be regulated well and the rivers brought back to health.
See also Ross Thompson