'Enough is enough': NSW Opposition vows to launch Darling River inquiry

The mass fish death at Menindee this week has prompted widespread anger.
The mass fish death at Menindee this week has prompted widespread anger.

THE NSW Opposition has promised to launch a special inquiry with “royal commission-like powers” into management of the Darling River if it wins the state election in March.

Opposition Leader Michael Daley on Thursday said the deaths of about a million fish in the Darling River near Menindee was a “disaster” and “extraordinary and unprecedented” in scale.

“We cannot be indifferent to the ecological impact and the effect on local residents who live along the river,” Mr Daley said.

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