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From left to right: Max Rheese, Senator David Leyonhjelm, Jennifer Marohasy, Senator Bob Day, the pilot (Chris), and Senator Matt Canavan.

May Your Christmas be Replete with Food

LAST week I got to fly over the Murray River’s mouth and Coorong with two, hard-working, cross-bench Senators, Bob Day and David Leyonhjelm. That was immediately after the Senate Select Committee hearing in Goolwa*.  You may yawn: issues discussed included the availability and price of water for food production. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, […]

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Top image shows the modern landscape.  Bottom image shows geography during the Little Ice Age with Rostocker Harbour open.  The area marked in yellow shows a chain of barrier islands, with the blue area below sea level and at that time covered in sea.

After the Inlet to Rostocker Harbour Closed Over

There is nothing sustainable about the current management of the Lower Murray and its crippled estuary. Lakes Albert and Alexandrina are vast shallow near-coastal lagoons that started to dry-up during the recent Millennium drought (2003-2009). Despite legislation to mandate the buyback of over 3,000 GL of water, when the next drought is properly upon us […]

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Solar Cycle Could Point to Mega-Drought

THROUGH the Millennium drought of 2001 to 2009, I was optimistic that it would rain again, that the drought would end and probably with flooding rains. The drought did break, and the aggregated average annual rainfall for the Murray Darling Basin as calculated by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) shows 2010 was the wettest year […]

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When Ngurunderi walked across the Murray’s mouth

AUSTRALIA was erroneously considered terra nullius at the time of European settlement. I know this wasn’t a land belonging to no one because there are the dreamtime stories, including the story about the formation of the Murray River. It happened as the hunter of creation times chased the mighty Murray cod downstream, the bends and […]

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The Nature of Inclusive Climate Science

Not so long ago, the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, released a report about how it is now hotter, and that there is a 95% chance this has been caused by human activity. This key finding was from just part 1 of a 3-part report. Part 2, is probably more relevant to […]

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Can Cathy McGowan Fix the Travesty of National Water Reform?

MOST of the federal electorates within the Murray Darling are held by MPs from either the Liberal or National Parties. Over recent years, however, major water policies instigated by federal Coalition governments that directly impact these electorates have been to their long-term detriment. It makes no sense, until one realises that the Coalition has assumed […]

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