The Greens welcome Barnaby Joyce's decision to listen to the science in regards to the health of the Murray River.
"I welcome that Mr Joyce has pledged to listen to the science in regards to the health of the Murray River," Greens spokesperson on the Murray Darling Basin and Water, Robert Simms said.
"The science tells us that the Murray River needs greater flows to bring the river back to health. This is particularly a problem for my home state of South Australia, which is often left high and dry from over-extraction.
"The Greens would back a comprehensive audit of the health of the Murray-Darling Basin.
"I hope this embrace of science is the beginning of a new trend for Minister Joyce and the National Party and that they will also accept the science on climate change and join the Greens in calling for greater action to curb Australia's fossil fuel usage."