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Why do the Feds Have Control of Water, free from Heavens Above

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FEDERAL WATER GRANT TO SA EVAPORATES
ABC
Updated April 20, 2012, 2:25 pm

A parliamentary inquiry has heard a $328 million federal grant for
Adelaide’s desalination plant will largely be clawed back by
reductions in South Australia’s GST payments.

Under-treasurer Brett Rowse has told the inquiry the method used to
calculate GST means the payment will have a net budget benefit of only
$26 million.

Opposition finance spokesman Rob Lucas says the payment was good
public relations for the Federal Government, but the actual benefit
for SA water users appears minimal.

“What’ve seen today is that water ratepayers in SA will be the ones
paying through a tripling of water prices [for] the total cost of the
desal plant,” he said.

“The Commonwealth grant is very, very small, or next to useless.”

SA Water has been in dispute with AdelaideAqua over penalties imposed
because of delays during construction of the desalination plant.

The SA Government has not revealed the sum proposed as penalties but
the Opposition says it could amount to $50 million.” end quote
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=-LOOKING FURTHER Perhaps they should change their water use habits,
seeing the rainfall has not been as generous as here in the eastern &
northern states..

The report, by Dr Jennifer Marohasy, says the Lower Lakes are a
naturally estuarine environment and so do not need as much freshwater
to be maintained.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/water-must-mix-in-the-lowe…

Last I heard Ms Marohasy had married and was living at Yeppoon – part
of the Rockhampton Regional Shire, Queensland. Perhaps her report is
a few year old, or she works from home??
Or commutes up and down the Murray on a good Floater Fund..
Even abc.net.au MEDIA WATCH .. is asking
:http://joannenova.com.au/2012/03/jennifer-marohasy-and-abcs-mediawatch-tribal-warfare/ 
Her reply –http://jennifermarohasy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/JenniferMarohasy_ReplytoMediaWatch_Amended12March.pdf
I had been a great follower & believer of Ms Marohasy’s written word,
and am quiet disappointed
in what is going down .. both sides & why she gets ‘her partner’
involved in her ‘Blue’ or Squabble with the Media??

An example of his work can be seen & downloaded at:
http://www.acelg.org.au/news-detail.php?id=212
This web site is not only for Qld planning, covers many aspects
and all of Australia, just takes time to research the researcher
& planners of this country. No doubt they don’t have the
final say, but the do the planning.. the ground work.

I have provided many references, but have really not addressed my
title question.
Letting others do the searching..FARM ON LINE how-much-water-does-the-murray-actually-need

Further Reading:

The Australian research outlines the amazing twists and turns of the Met Office’s ‘concerted efforts’ to prevent disclosure of information relating to the workings of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=7189

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4 thoughts on “Why do the Feds Have Control of Water, free from Heavens Above

  1. and
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_politics

    According to the WHO, each human being requires a bare minimum
    of 20 litres of fresh water per day for basic hygiene;[8]
    this equals 7.3 cubic metres (about 255 ft3) per person, per year.
    Based on the availability, access and development of water supplies,
    the specific usage figures vary widely from country to country,
    with developed nations having existing systems to treat water for
    human consumption, and deliver it to every home.

  2. Taken some searching to find more information on the Natham Dam Proposal.. I am not going to download at this time as it still may not go ahead. It was first suggested over 100 years ago.
    http://www.sunwater.com.au/future-developments/nathan-dam/eis/environmental-impact-statement
    How to make a summission>> http://www.deedi.qld.gov.au/cg/nathan-dam-and-pipelines.html
    http://www.scgroup.net.au/Projects/nathan-dam-pipeline
    Having difficulty in finding a picture of the Gorge http://www.cqscopes.com.au/main/page_10783_4.html shows the entrance
    among pictures of flooded Dawson river and creeks, wild pigs …

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