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Murray-Darling Basin water buyback program flaws highlighted in Auditor-General’s report – ABC News

An audit of the Federal Government’s strategic water buybacks in the Murray-Darling Basin has found a number of flaws in the Government’s approach.

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The Auditor-General has found a long list of flaws in the Federal Government’s approach to strategic water buybacks, according to a new report.
Key points:

  • Auditor-General’s report finds Government buyback program lacked a focus on value for money.
  • Some buybacks were conducted before official guidelines had been approved.
  • Water minister Keith Pitt has accepted all four recommendations.

Former water minister David Littleproud requested an audit of all governme…

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