"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


I sent the following two letters to The Australian on 16th May. The second one was published as the lead letter on 17th May,2012 to letters Your front page article and editorial (The Australian, May 16) highlights the whole fiasco of the Commonwealth and NSW Government’s purchase of Toorale Station.In opening the Bourke Show on 5th May, … Continue reading Toorale

Toorale Ramifications

The Sydney Morning Herald (David Wroe) has written a well balanced article on the waste of money in buying Toorale (pronounced Too-rally) Station at Bourke.http://www.smh.com.au/environment/station-buyout-a-waste-of-money-20111223-1p8ln.html. I attempted to leverage this with a letter to the Editor which failed to make the final cut-"Congratulations to the SMH (Station buyout a waste of money- 23rd December) for "outing" … Continue reading Toorale Ramifications