Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Where in the World is Senator Xenophon

Senator Nick Xenophon was promising merry hell on the River. I am just a bit concerned that even he has gone quiet. I would be interested in his views on the 4 Corners article on Buying Back the River. The Senate report says there is not enough water - of course there is if we share it out properly as one nation.

1 comment:

Paradox said...

He has been told by the Victorian officials, that he dared to confront about the issue, to mind his own business and go back to his own state...It shouldn't matter what state you're from, when as a country and a nation we should be looking for solutions rather than fighting amongst ourselves.

The Politicians, at all levels, were given ample warning that if we suffered concurrent years of drought, there was more than a good chance that we would find insufficient water in the Murray as a whole, but they chose to do nothing. I have spoken to environmental scientists who were amongst those that expressed their concerns ~10 years ago on just this subject and were flat out ignored.

Then suddenly, 3 or 4 years of drought later, we are under water restrictions and the Government is talking about not having the money to buy back enough water for a band-aid solution, because by the time we needed the water, the situation was too far gone to remedy easily.

Politicians, as a majority, need to stop worrying so much about their own damn careers and petty little infighting, and start opening their eyes and ears to the nation as a whole to not only solve this issue, but to stop something like this happening again.