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$750MIL Class Action

$750MIL Class Action

Darling River IMAGE: Tim J Keegan, Flickr.com-photos-suburbanbloke-3515389244. Cc By-sa 2 0

$750MIL Class Action

In a new twist from irrigators wanting to pause the Murray Darling Basin Plan, they're now suing the Authority for $750 million in damages.

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Southern Riverina Irrigators are alleging the Authority engaged in ‘grossly negligent’ conduct, saying irrigation farmers are now facing zero water allocations from the Murray as a result of the Authority’s decisions.

Chairman Chris Brooks says the class action comes from advice from their barrister, but refutes the timing of the action is politically motivated.

The lawsuit is before the NSW Supreme Court.

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