Harold Holt's murder [external link]
Chris "Topher" Field explains the water issues
Video 1 - The unnecessary desalination plant.
Melbourne's water needs could have been met by a dam on the Mitchell River, which has more than enough water and it just runs out to sea. There are also other places where other dams could have been built. However, the Labor government now follows a policy of "no more dams".
Video 2 - The nonsensical North South pipeline.
This pipeline apparently runs water from the Eildon dam to Melbourne for suburban consumption. Farmers pay for a full quota of water but only get 35%. With the Eildon dam being so low how much sense does it make to pipe water from it to Melbourne?
Video 3 - A committee was formed to look at Melbourne's water issues but a very feasible option that would have solved Melbourne's water issues was ignored.
One proposal that was never looked at was the very feasible option of piping water from Tasmania's north west where there is an abundance that runs to sea. A pipeline across the Tasman and would cost less than the Desalination Plant and almost nothing to run as it would be gravity fed. This option wasn't considered in the Water Committee report because there wasn't enough information about it - but isn't that the job of a committee, to collect information?
Video 4 - Issues that don't add up.
Either the state government is lying or it is incompetent.
Video 5 - Death by Bureaucrat. The federal government's MDBA Report - non-factual, no source data. The MDBA Report justifies taking water from the Murray Darling Basin food bowl that produces 40% of Australia's food. It puts environment first over feeding people based on false data - salinity, fish stocks, dying river red gums and loss of diversity. Topher goes through these issues and explains how they aren't based on facts, and often go against the facts when source data is examined.
Great Australian water mythshttp://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/41362.html