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Today the PM has promised $1.7 Billion Plan to help allow the Murray River to flow to the Coorong, BUT will this actually happen ?? The time for the "Start" is 2015,
Apparently, upstream States may challenge this plan, BUT what if the PM is ousted at the next election ??
While one could say this is just a vote buying excercise, the real issue needs to be highlighted to every Australian because water is the life blood of the Nation and politicians are just playing politics.
Many thanks Alan, -- I appreciate your help.
I'm with you and Jennifer Marohasy on this.
The barriers are being protected because of the development, complete with marina and canal development on Hindmarsh Island.
Lots of high end buildings, boats in the marina, services for boats.
Have a look on Google Earth and use Street View to walk around.
Pull out the barriers and the value of property would plummet, like the water level in the Goolwa Channel.
Crikey, they may have to dredge the channel, to float a tinny.
IMHO of course.
Barnaby Joyce states -; "How can anyone make any sense out of todays decision that nobody knew about until the media broke the story".??
I feel that the link to the report on the Murray estuary by Dr. Jennifer Marohasy for the Australian Environment Foundation should be in all the material above but for ease of access I will put it up again. http://aefweb.info/data/Plugging%20the%20Murray%20Rivers%20Mouth%20...
This MBDP appears to have some severe holes in it's structure.
For example -; WHY are there 56 Programs that are funded by Govt when most could be Holistically restructured to form a much smaller nucleus of operation. This would deminish the size of Govt Agency and save Millions of Dollars.
Oh -- wait -- Sorry -- Just answered my own Question, (Smaller Govt ?? = Sure -- Right) ! ! !
In addition -; under the "Risk" to Program == Why tout the good actions of Government structure and Finance in the Business Plan ?? This begs the question -; What constitutes a "Risk" ??
Then there is the further issue of Federal Funding. The SA Government structure says costing for this is Budgeted at $13 Million for 2013-14, $10 Million for 2014-15 and $10 Million for 2015-16.
All very good numbers -- BUT -- the Federal Government handout program ends June 30, 2013 which beggs another Question -; How can Budgets that have been allocated to programs be viable OR even commence if funding has already been stopped ?? Currently there is nothing to replace this shortfall.
This is just a few "HOLES" that I have picked out in the space of just Five Pages from this report. I'd hate to guess how many more "Holes" there are in the rest of this "Business Plan".
So how many Farmers and Landcare groups are being sold what appears to be -; "a Bill of Goods" ?? and WHAT is the Likely Fall-out at Social and Economic Levels. ??
Does this constitute -; More CORRUPTION ??