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Former G-MW managing director stood down from new role

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September 12, 2017

The former managing director of Goulburn-Murray Water and NSW top water bureaucrat Gavin Hanlon has been stood down amid allegations of misconduct.

The former managing director of Goulburn-Murray Water and NSW top water bureaucrat Gavin Hanlon has been stood down amid allegations of misconduct.

Mr Hanlon was stood down yesterday after he was allegedly recorded by ABC’s Four Corners helping people undermine the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

A report by the former head of the National Water Commission Ken Matthews found Mr Hanlon appeared to have breached government guidelines by sharing confidential government information with irrigators.

Along with Mr Matthews’ probe, the allegations of water theft had been referred to the state’s Independent Commission Against Corruption.

To date, there are five separate inquiries or reviews that have been proposed, launched, or widened to address issues raised in the Four Corners program.

Mr Hanlon previously held the managing director job at Goulburn-Murray Water from 2011 to 2014.

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