For the record. @4Corners spent weeks gathering 1st-hand evidence from farmers in the Murrumbidgee who had concerns about how the #murraydarling grants scheme is operating... 1/5
We spoke to farmers & irrigators who have received the funding or been involved in its expenditure, scientists & economists who have gathered & analysed data on its effects, community leaders, former government officials and current and former Murrumbidgee Irrigation staff... 2/5
We requested an interview with Member for Farrer / Environment Minister Sussan Ley, whose electorate covers the taxpayer funded projects we investigated. Her spokesperson told us NO-ONE in the govt would be providing an interview... 3/5
Our job was to gather first hand accounts and evidence to try to get to the bottom of how more than $4b in taxpayer funding has been spent and whether it was effective... 4/5
... And we discovered that tens of millions of taxpayer dollars are going to partly foreign owned corporations to expand irrigation under Australia’s most expensive environmental plan. 5/5
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!