ABC Four Corners-Murray Darling Basin Massacre

Not for the first time, last night's Four Corners programme must surely go down in broadcasting annals as quite the most misleading, dishonest dissertation ever produced. The major target for the attack, Webster Limited, has drawn a strong reply which everybody interested should read-http://www.websterltd.com.au/ This nationally damaging episode should be called out for what it … Continue reading ABC Four Corners-Murray Darling Basin Massacre

Murray Darling Debate-Summary of My Key Thoughts

"I represent no one except myself.My background is grazing including flood plain grazing, dryland farming and irrigation, mostly cotton. Geographically it is mainly influenced by experience in the Lake Eyre Basin, the Darling Basin, but also includes the Lower Darling and the Murrumbidgee (Tandou). My only motivation is not to see  Australia's future productive capacity damaged … Continue reading Murray Darling Debate-Summary of My Key Thoughts

Submission To the Murray Darling Basin Authority On the Draft Plan 10th April, 2012

Submission To the Murray Darling Basin Authority On the Draft Plan10th April, 2012PreambleThe debate over the last year or so on the Draft Plan and its predecessor has revealed glaring flaws in both the Water Act (2007) and the Draft Plan.So much so that if we are serious in securing better natural resource management in … Continue reading Submission To the Murray Darling Basin Authority On the Draft Plan 10th April, 2012

Murray Darling Basin Plan -Overview 2014 Updated 2018

Murray Darling Basin Plan-Overview From the time that the Howard Government, in an attempt to garner "green" votes, decided to throw $10bn at the Murray Darling Basin, the management of the Basin has been a political football. This vote chasing initiative arose as the great Millennium Drought was biting hard and water shortages, the natural consequences of drought, were being … Continue reading Murray Darling Basin Plan -Overview 2014 Updated 2018

High Praise For Murray Darling Water Management

06.05.2011A leading world authority on water has lavished praise on Australia's water management during the Millenium Drought which has now broken so spectacularly.Harvard Professor John Briscoe is a former Senior Water Advisor at the World Bank and was called in as an advisor to the Murray Darling Basin Authority in the preparation of the controversial … Continue reading High Praise For Murray Darling Water Management

Murray Darling Basin Plan-Big 2016 Wet-Reminder

04.10.18The big winter wet of this year (2016) is a timely reminder of the flaws in the MDB Plan. I have long been fascinated by inland water flows in this very flat land, with highly variable rainfall, which is the predominant feature of Australia. Dorothea Mackellar got it so right with her classic line "Droughts … Continue reading Murray Darling Basin Plan-Big 2016 Wet-Reminder