The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has just released a report entitled ‘World’s Top 10 River’s at Risk’. Australia’s Murray-Darling is included in the top 10. But it's two rivers, so maybe the title should be 'World's Top 11 River's at Risk'? The … [Read more...] about WWF Report on World’s Worst Rivers: Wrong Way Round on the Murray-Darling
As the Murray Basin gets another “summit” for it's troubles it is timely to take a good hard look at the facts behind the last river to get the “can do” swagger from our politicians and environmental saviours. In October 2000 the Feds, NSW and … [Read more...] about ‘Snow Job on the Snowy’ by Ian Mott
There has been heavy rain and even flooding in northern South Australia and parts of western Victoria. But irrigators upstream in the New South Wales Murray Valley are running out of water and what little remains is stagnant and becoming … [Read more...] about Give the Sheep a Drink Now
Dear Jennifer, I was reading your blogs criticising the misrepresentation of the facts surrounding the Murray river floodplains and death of river red gums. I own a property on the Murray river floodplains, downstream of Echuca. My property has … [Read more...] about Possums Killing River Red Gums: A Note from Michael O’Brien
In the December 2004 issue of Quadrant magazine I had an article published entitled ‘Why Save the Murray’. It began: "I WAS SURPRISED when I learned that the Australian [newspaper] was running a "Saving the Murray" campaign. I realised that … [Read more...] about Who’s “Utterly Wrong” on The Murray?
The Commonwealth and Governments of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland agreed or noted at this morning's water summit on the Southern Murray Darling Basin (MDB): 1. The need for a shared understanding of the likely water … [Read more...] about Key Outcomes: Summit on the Southern Murray Darling Basin