The Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission finds Commonwealth officials committed gross maladministration, negligence and unlawful actions in drawing up the multi-billion-dollar deal to save Australia's largest river system.
Productivity Commission's review of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan finds costs and time blowouts and recommends the MDBA be split in two.
The South Australian Government refuses an offer from the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission to investigate recent fish kills in the lower Darling River amid a stoush between the Attorney-General and the commissioner.
The Federal Government's court challenge to South Australia's Murray–Darling inquiry is discontinued after the state abandons its attempt to cross–examine federal bureaucrats.
The NSW Government has watered down changes to laws governing the Murray-Darling river system that were proposed in the wake of the water theft and corruption investigations, according to Labor and the Greens.
Once on the verge of environmental and cultural destruction, the wetlands of the Murrumbidgee River in the New South Wales Riverina region will be restored by several conservation, Aboriginal and scientific groups, the State Government announces.