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Water Plan will decimate Murrumbidgee frogs : Comments

By Jennifer Marohasy and Ron Pike, published 11/10/2010

The new water sharing plan will channel water directly to South Australia but no consideration is given to how this will impact on upstream floodplains.

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Blame Kevin Rudd and Penny Wong it was they who panicked the electorate
with Tipping points , It's too late cried Penny , Kevie wailed at Copenhagen like a Wild West God broker , then the CC Scientists were caught out revealed as frauds and Kev's Cash Cow the carbon tax evaporated and so did poor Kevie .

So what exactly do we have left? In a nut shell Fanatics and four Pawn Brokers , expect anything none of it rational .
Posted by Garum Masala, Monday, 11 October 2010 12:54:40 PM
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Here we go on another of Maharosyís red herring chases.
Frogs from the top of the Murray, I ask you, is this relevant to the survival of the whole river system?
Obviously being financed again into supporting the big end of town as with all the other articles she writes, this does not go to the heart of the matter, that without some sacrifices being made by the unfortunates that were conned into the lure of a rosy future farming the land by the people that have benefited, there will be no river system one day.
She says *a further two and a half trains of containerized food for markets around the world* leave the towns.
This is vital water that is being shipped overseas, from the driest Continent in the World.
The only benefit is to the big Agricorps that walk away with big profits.
Small farmers do not make huge profits; they are lucky to clear a living.
At last a common sense approach to the river system that will hopeful if not bring it back to itís original state, at least preserve it in some way because it will die eventually if this is not done.
Posted by sarnian, Monday, 11 October 2010 2:14:13 PM
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Oh no.

Not the frogs. Anything but the frogs.

Oh, the humanity...
Posted by Pericles, Monday, 11 October 2010 4:45:53 PM
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A most extraordinary spin by Jennifer Marohasy and Ron Pike.

They state that Sturt and Oxley described the area as a desolate and un-inhabitable and now they consider it progress,
to treat this area as the Mekong Delta and grow rice there.

The headline Murrumbidgee frogs will of course also benefit from a revived river system in reality. As we all will.
Posted by thinker 2, Monday, 11 October 2010 4:58:55 PM
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This new plan has nothing other than to reinforce the Greens in a position to be able to say NO! No facts no sense just the power is all they care about. Will Bob Brown react to what he said he said? Not likely, he knows the destitute labour government just wants his votes and the votes of his followers.
I think the facts should just keep being repeated, the Greens caused over a million acres of forest earlier this century to be lost to fire. Then the disasterous bushfire deaths and they have got away with it again.
I would use the word shame but Brown and his cohorts do not know the meaning of the word.
Posted by JBowyer, Monday, 11 October 2010 5:24:42 PM
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Piping water THROUGH the Environment - does nothing for it .
In the Mallee in W Victoria they have a scheme to take a tiny amount of water out of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline [more thieved water]for farmers to use for wildlife, now that the open channel system is gone .
We should insist that all this Environmental water that we are giving to the Government for what appears to be mainly one river bed,has an Biodiversity component allocation, say, 5mgls per 40 ha per annum for those properties that could have a registered Enviro/Habitat Dam - suitable for aquatic life .These farms could be 200 klms from the Murray River.

These properties would need to have a natural water course or swamp on them preferably.
Most farmers I know are not interested in preserving the Environment as "There is no money in it ".
They will spend a lot of money preserving their soils - they are soil conservationists not Frog and Biodiversity Conservationists.
Posted by kartiya jim, Monday, 11 October 2010 8:22:18 PM
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