Exclusive: New documents raise further questions about deal with company founded by energy minister Angus Taylor The government rejected several offers from Eastern Australia Agriculture over the past decade to sell its overland-flow water rights because the deals were “not value for money”, before paying $80m for the same rights, new documents show.The water purchase in the Condamine Balonne catchment has been controversial because it cost taxpayers $80m, was concluded without tender and the company was founded by the energy minister, Angus Taylor. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/20/government-rejected-several-offers-on-water-rights-before-reaching-80m-deal
Author : Anne Davies
Publish date : 2020-01-19 19:29:45
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