"The Land" Extract 16th August,2012

‘Toorale’ sale reflects Basin flopJULIAN LUKE17 Aug, 2012 12:21 PMWHEN David Boyd flies over Toorale Station now it nearly brings him to tears.The former chairman and chief executive officer of Clyde Agriculture – which sold “Toorale” to the Commonwealth and NSW governments for $23.75 million in September 2008 – cannot believe the 91,383-hectare property is … Continue reading "The Land" Extract 16th August,2012

Murray Darling Basin Plan-Overview 15.08.12

The Mayor of Hay recently described the Murray Darling Basin Plan as "a solution looking for a problem", that is a great summary,in brief.In somewhat more detail, following is my personal submission to the Murray Darling Basin Authority in April,2012.Submission to the Murray Darling Basin Authority. PreambleThe debate over the last year or so on … Continue reading Murray Darling Basin Plan-Overview 15.08.12

Murray Darling Basin Plan 06.08.12

How good is this! Written by a knowledgeable, eloquent friend.EDITORIAL 07.08. 12The Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s Proposed Basin Plan, released this week, represents a potential communication catastrophe.  In terms of presentation, it is disastrous, bordering on incomprehensible.It lacks the fundamentals of acceptable information transmission: it has no start, no middle and no ending.  Importantly, it lacks an … Continue reading Murray Darling Basin Plan 06.08.12

The Bush Brothers

The linked article, beautifully written by my good friend Peter Austin, has stimulated me to record my personal association with the Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd. Whilst I am familiar with the Marra and have driven past the Church many times, I was not aware of its connection with the Brotherhood nor was I aware … Continue reading The Bush Brothers