RECENT billion-dollar plans for the Murray Darling Basin have never been about the environment. Rather they have been about special interest groups doing deals through constant negotiation, with commercial interests in South Australia generally … [Read more...] about Bring Back the Tide: Wash-Away Adelaide Politics
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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 … [Read more...] about May Your Christmas be Replete with Food
I will be in Goolwa, just to the north west of the Murray River’s sea mouth, on Tuesday 8th December to give evidence to the Senate Select Committee on the Murray Darling Basin Plan. This committee is chaired by David Leyonhjelm, the … [Read more...] about Will the Senate Select Committee Care About the Fish, or the Estuary?
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 … [Read more...] about When Ngurunderi walked across the Murray’s mouth
LATE last year several of my friends sent off postcards as part of the Australian Environment Foundation’s Rivers Need Estuaries Campaign. You can still send a postcard and sign the petition here: http://listentous.org.au/ There is a choice of … [Read more...] about Answers for Simon Birmingham, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray-Darling Basin
OVER the last decade, the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, and other groups, have successfully lobbied for the environmental needs of Australia’s river systems to have a guaranteed first priority call on water. This became reality with the … [Read more...] about Why the Lower Lakes are Important to the Proposed Basin Plan