Irrigators get too much water from the Barwon-Darling even when river levels are critically low, according to a NSW government review.
High water prices in the Murray-Darling Basin are blamed on foreign investors and corporate speculators. The simple truth is they are caused mostly by lack of rain.
The Murray-Darling Basin might not survive future climate change shocks without changes to the plan.
Michael McCormack on banks and the bush, and the election battle.
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Acknowledging the big challenges ahead for the Nationals at the election, he told The Conversation he is "not going to write Cowper off yet".
The Murray-Darling is not just a food bowl, yet the South Australian Royal Commission has found the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is failing its mission to protect the environment as well as irrigators.