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David Boyd
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Murray Darling Basin Plan
The NSW Irrigator's Council submission to the SA Royal Commission should be compulsory reading for all those who attack the irrigation industry and the cotton and rice industries in particular. Whilst any submission from irrigators on water usage will alway...
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Letter to The Western Herald Bourke-Published 10.05.18
The dates might look strange, but note it was delivered nine years ago. On re-reading it I like what I said about Gail and Bourke graziers. The Editor, Your article on Will Ogilvie and Bourke (Western Herald-April 12) reminded me of the  speech I gave at th...
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Blog Presentation
I have just spent several hours "labelling" all the 317 posts I have entered/written over the last ten years. By changing the date of origin I have brought to the "front" those on the very topical Murray Darling Basin Plan, which I consider the most relevan...
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Murray Darling Basin Plan-Big 2016 Wet-Reminder
04.10.18 The big winter wet of this year (2016) is a timely reminder of the flaws in the MDB Plan. I have long been fascinated by inland water flows in this very flat land, with highly variable rainfall, which is the predominant feature of Australia. Doroth...
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Murray Darling Basin Plan -Overview 2014 Updated 2018
Murray Darling Basin Plan-Overview April,2014 From the time that the Howard Government, in an attempt to garner "green" votes, decided to throw $10bn at the Murray Darling Basin, the management of the Basin has been a political football. This vote chasing i...
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Energy
This needs action. Australia desperately need to drive down energy costs to be economically competitive. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ blogs/andrew-bolt/leftist- libs-target-abbott-who-could- cost-their-green-mates-cash/ news-story/ bf5eeac98fdac2262aeecdb1b...
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Sir Michael Hinze
The Financial Review has run an interesting interview with billionaire hedge fund manager, Sir Michael Hintze, who has made his $1.98 billion fortune making calculations and betting on the fallout from major geopolitical events, and from agribusiness invest...
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Murray Darling Basin-Entitlements and Allocations
Recently a  radio commentator signed off by saying "we have spent billions of dollars on the MDB, yet the Lower Darling has ceased to flow". The speaker clearly believed that this statement said it all. In fact it is a non sequitur. It simply does not follo...
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Channel Country-A Fascinating Part of Australia
Federal Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud, says the Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement , set up to make sure water use in one state didn't have severe consequences over a border, is to be the subject of an independent ...
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A Great Letter-Alan Jones on Ball Tampering
This is a great letter. The ACB should take notice.  https://www.2gb.com/alans-letter-to-cricket-australia-ceo-james-sutherland/
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