SA-BEST wants to extend Murray basin probe

SA-BEST MPs have joined with Labor in calling on the South Australian government to extend the Royal Commission into the Murray-Darling Basin.

Commissioner Bret Walker has been told his investigation will not be given more time and must report in February next year despite the federal government taking High Court action to prevent some witnesses from appearing.

"It seems since they've taken office, the Liberals have had an ambivalent attitude towards the royal commission," SA-BEST MP Connie Bonaros said on Monday.