fragmeister

More Murray Darling Basin Shame File

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We all knew it was bad but it gets even worse.

The spirit and intention of the Murray Darling Plan was to encourage companies to build water saving infrastructure in return for handing back some of their water rights thus improving water flow in the river.

So some crafty companies used the funds on offer to develop more marginal land for cotton & nut crops ( very thirsty plants) effectively robbing the system of water.

Webster ( a partially foreign-owned company) was given $41 million of tax-payers money to effectively circumvent the system.

Maybe now the  Murray Darling Plan will get the shakeup it needs. ( We live in hope!)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-08/taxpayers-helping-fund-murray-darling-basin-expansion/11279468

 

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I really hope they come up with a smart plan but I really doubt they will. 

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15 hours ago, fragmeister said:

We all knew it was bad but it gets even worse.

The spirit and intention of the Murray Darling Plan was to encourage companies to build water saving infrastructure in return for handing back some of their water rights thus improving water flow in the river.

So some crafty companies used the funds on offer to develop more marginal land for cotton & nut crops ( very thirsty plants) effectively robbing the system of water.

Webster ( a partially foreign-owned company) was given $41 million of tax-payers money to effectively circumvent the system.

Maybe now the  Murray Darling Plan will get the shakeup it needs. ( We live in hope!)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-08/taxpayers-helping-fund-murray-darling-basin-expansion/11279468

 

I hope so too Jim, though I seriously doubt it! We have been living with all the lies and underhanded tactics for years and last year was the worst because we started the season with low water levels anyway. It looks like the drought will continue for some time, so next season will (most likely) be even worse. Some say that the MDBP is a joke, but it's far too serious to be a joke. An independent investigation is needed NOW before it's too late. bn

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I agree.  They really need the royal commission but both sides of politics know it will expose their poor behaviour. 

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