Saturday, 23 June 2007

Have you noticed............(3)

On one hand, Malcolm Turnbull as Minister for Environment and Water Resources ordered the commissioning of a desktop study into NSW Northern Rivers water diversion and, is most positive concerning the options to dam and/or divert in the Clarence catchment area.
On the other hand, the Commonwealth: (i) has a legislated responsibility to protect the last remaining identified wild population of Eastern Freshwater Cod (found in the Mann Nymboida sub-catchment of the Clarence) and (ii) recognises an absolute cap on total water extraction/diversion volume over the entire Clarence catchment which the study options would potentially exceed if implemented.
In allowing his minister to progress these water diversion proposals, the Prime Minister has shown that he now has more hair than wit.

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