Uregulated take in NSW and Queensland is inexcuable, says Suzanna Sheed.
The NSW floods will see a cleansing flush of water head down the Barwon-Darling River system and have also bolstered inland dam levels.
The Murray-Darling Basin water market is vulnerable to manipulation the competition watchdog says, and has recommended setting up a new agency to oversee trading activity.
Next step to next step taken towards establishing new long-term operating, trade and tagging rules for the Goulburn River.
Axed Water Efficiency Program has recovered just 0.2 gigalitres since 2019, or 0.04 per cent of the 450GL required.
While water speculators and brokers have come under fire, the ACCC says they are not to blame for issues in MDB water trading