Black Swans at the Murray River’s Mouth

In secular democracies like Australia, public policy should be based on evidence. When we see black swans we should call them as such. But in a region replete with black swans, the modern bureaucracy, back by government-funded scientists, continues to … Continued

Graham Richardson and Alan Jones slam Basin Plan

TWO of the nation’s opinion leaders tore strips off the Murray-Darling Basin Plan on Tuesday in an interview with Jennifer Marohasy. Listen here: http://johnlsayers.com/mp3/Richo_Jones.mp3 Outspoken broadcaster Alan Jones and former Labor powerbroker Graham Richardson lashed the water policy on Sky … Continued

After $300m buy-up, Murray fears still flow

A member of the billionaire Kahlbetzer family has accused the federal government of using water bought from irrigators to prop up South Australia’s Lower Lakes instead of benefiting natural wetlands and forests. In May 2009, Twynam Agricultural Group sold 249,000 … Continued