Save the Darling River

Submitted: Monday, Feb 12, 2018 at 16:15
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Came across an article on Facebook regarding the water situation with the Darling River. I urge EVERYONE to have a look and support.

https://www.facebook.com/TolarnoStation

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Reply By: the_fitzroys - Monday, Feb 12, 2018 at 18:58

Monday, Feb 12, 2018 at 18:58
Thanks for bringing that to our attention Glen. We've camped many times up the west side of the Darling and are appalled at what's happening. Criminal.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 at 23:52

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 at 23:52
And criminal it is. Look at what was revealed about water theft and meter tampering by Four Corners last year, yet still nothing has been done about it.
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Follow Up By: qldcamper - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 07:30

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 07:30
Isnt it strange when the 4 big mines were in full swing in Broken Hill and relied on the water the government wouldnt have dared let this happen. Even the menindee lakes scheme was let laps when the mines started to tighten their budget. Mines run this country with puppets called politicians.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:45

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:45
"Mines run this country with puppets called politicians." And in this case Qldcamper, upstream cotton growers are pulling the strings and getting away with murder, the murder of a river and the livelihoods of downstream farmers.
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Reply By: Member - Wildmax - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:36

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:36
This is typical of the cockup you get with our ridiculous system where we have four State governments and the federal government and no capacity for them to agree on anything because politics and elections get in the way.
Makes you consider moving to New Zealand - no States, and only one house in the national parliament !!
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:11

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:11
I'd almost consider it but for the fact there's almost as many Kiwis over there as here :)

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:17

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:17
Yep, why should SA get the water from the rain that falls in Qld? Shouldn't Qld farmers have first dibs? LOL
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Reply By: Member - Rustygq - Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 at 16:41

Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 at 16:41
Its nuthing short of a criminal act by successive governments who allowed the wholesale use of water from the Darling to grow water intensive crops of cotton and rice in our dry country. Just ludicrous. This has reduced the once mighty Darling River to nothing but a series of mud holes. But here is not a dam thing that can be done now, NO politician will ever go out to places like Mooree and tell them all their cotton and rice farming and all the associated industry will have to close up.

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