The Australia Institute welcomes the Labor Party proposal to hold a Commission of Inquiry into the mass fish kill at Menindee Lakes last week.
“The blame game for the mass fish deaths is well and truly on. The Prime Minister blames the drought, the NSW Water Minister blames the Commonwealth, upstream blames downstream, and downstream blames upstream,” said Rod Campbell, Research Director at The Australia Institute.
“Australia Institute research has shown that the Lower Darling and Menindee Lakes has been mismanaged by many over a long period of time.
“Approximately two Sydney Harbours worth of water has been taken out of the region in the last two years.