Well worth a readWhere are we goin’…….? ALP has spread Europe's disease·                                 GREG SHERIDAN, FOREIGN EDITOR The Australian March 21, 2013 years of Labor government, by this year's election in September, will result in a new Australia. We have contracted the European disease. Labor has taken us towards the most spectacularly unsuccessful model of government in the developed world today. We … Continue reading Australia

MDB- The Top and the Bottom

There is something neat about focusing on the Snowy Scheme at the top of the predominant part, in water flow terms, of the MDB system on the one hand and the Lower Lakes and the Barrages at the bottom, on the other. I see better management of both as the most important issues in need of reform with the greatest … Continue reading MDB- The Top and the Bottom

The Big Issues

I recently attended my "umpteenth" Agricultural Outlook Conference in Canberra. I am very aware of the frailties of human memory, but did feel that it was one of the best I have attended.I was particularly interested in the FAO and OECD papers on food supply, population growth,etc.The achievements of India and China,in lifting millions out of … Continue reading The Big Issues

Murray Darling Basin and the Lower Lakes

I have long contended that the human mind has great difficulty in dealing with the mass of data which surrounds us. Particularly if you are of a curious nature.The only way we can cope is to make generalisations and, as it were, file them for future use. This carries with it the seeds of its own destruction. … Continue reading Murray Darling Basin and the Lower Lakes

Murray Darling Basin Plan-The Truth Dawns

Quotes from a recent MDBA report, as so often happens, demonstrate how as managers get closer to the practical implementation stage they realise the errors in their theoretical planning.Quotes"Natural flows in the Murray–Darling Basin are highly variable, with water-dependent ecosystems developing and evolving within this flow environment. The high degree of uncertainty over future inflows and the variable … Continue reading Murray Darling Basin Plan-The Truth Dawns