Salinity is a significant land management problem in Western Australia but not in Queensland. In 2000 the extent of dryland salinity in Queensland was reported to be 48,000 hectares and rapidly increasing to a level where 3 million hectares were … [Read more...] about Where Did Salinity Go in Queensland: A Note from Peter Wylie
Water is meant to be a really precious commodity in Australia, particularly in the Murray Darling Basin. Yet the Murray Darling Basin Commission recently announced, and with some pride, that the 'National Salinity Prize' had been awarded to Pyramid … [Read more...] about Doublethink on Groundwater (Part 2)
Since last Sunday's feature story 'Australia's Salinity Crisis, What Crisis?', I've pondered whether Wendy Craik's claim on the program that decisions in the past were based on the best available information really hold's up to scrutiny. If funding … [Read more...] about More on Salt: Badly Wrong Public Science
Since last Sunday's feature story 'Australia's Salinity Crisis, What Crisis?', I've received comment that it is difficult to understand the different models and theories explaining dryland salinity. The dominant theory has been the rising ground … [Read more...] about More on Salt: What is the ‘Rising Ground Water’ Theory?
Rob Gourlay from Environmental Consultants ERIC, is calling for an independent investigation by the Australian Government to get to the bottom of the claims in today's Channel Nine Sunday Program: "The Channel Nine Sunday Program on Salt Solutions … [Read more...] about Investigate the Scientific Fraud: Rob Gourlay on Salinity Research & Funding in Australia
It was not long after I started with the Institute of Public Affairs in July 2003, that Prof Bob Carter at James Cook University suggested I contact Brian Tunstall. Bob knew I was struggling with dryland salinity issues, that I was feeling outraged … [Read more...] about Brian Tunstall Talks Dryland Salinity