Monday, August 4, 2008

And still nothing

And so the South Australian Minister remains quiet on what is going to happen. She would not front the crowd on Friday, while disappointing is understandable. South Australia and the River system generally, is suffering the consequences of upstream abuse.

The actual amount of water we want is infinitesimal by comparison to upstream demands.

Why the Federal Government will not simply take control of the River System as they proved they had the power in the Franklin issue in Tasmania, is still beyond me.

When case studies on things such as the Clarence River Flood mitigation scheme were carried out and simply dismissed as expensive also seem like a cop out by Government in actually taking a positive and aggressive stand.

Taking control of all allocations by a central body immediately surely is the only answer.

Karelene Maywald and Premier Rann have little say or control other than to Lobby Penny Wong and Prime Minister KRudd.

I am sure the compulsory take over will offend the concept of Water Allocations being a trading commodity - surely that is better than total environmental and economical destruction.

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