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Sold down the river : how robber barons and Wall Street traders cornered Australia's water market / Scott Hamilton and Stuart Kells.

Sold down the river : how robber barons and Wall Street traders cornered Australia's water market / Scott Hamilton and Stuart Kells.
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ISBN 9781922458124
Author Hamilton, Scott (author)
Title Sold down the river : how robber barons and Wall Street traders cornered Australia's water market / Scott Hamilton and Stuart Kells.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Melbourne, Victoria : Text Publishing, ©2021.
©2021.
Description 313 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-313)
Summary The Murray-Darling Basin is Australia's greatest environmental asset. The story of water in Australia is written into its ancient rivers, creeks and wetlands. It's home to more than forty Indigenous nations, and it covers an area bigger than France. It is the beating heart of our regions and sustains 40 per cent of our food production. In 2012, Australia signed up to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, a scheme designed to create a market for its water and to safeguard the environment. But the Plan has gone horribly wrong. It has sold our farmers and rural communities down the river. It has contributed to appalling environmental damage on the planet's driest inhabited continent. It has allowed a ruthless market to form, exploited by traders who buy and sell water as if it was a currency like Bitcoin. Scott Hamilton and Stuart Kells, both experts in public policy, have interviewed irrigators, farmers, Traditional Custodians and water traders to tell this disastrous story. Their expose brings to light how we have failed to protect our most precious natural resource. You can't understand Australia without understanding water. Sold Down the River is compulsory reading for all of us.
Subjects Irrigation -- Environmental aspects -- Australia
Water resources development -- Australia
Water resources development -- Darling River Watershed (Qld. and N.S.W.)
Water resources development -- Murray River Watershed (N.S.W.-S.A.)
Water use -- Darling River Region (Qld. and N.S.W.)
Water use -- Murray River Region (N.S.W.- S. Aust.)
Water quality management -- Darling River (Qld. and N.S.W.)
Water quality management -- Murray River (N.S.W.-S. Aust.)
Water quality management -- Darling River Watershed (Qld. and N.S.W.)
Water quality management -- Murray River Watershed (N.S.W.-S.A.)
Water-supply -- Australia
Water-supply -- Darling River Watershed (Qld. and N.S.W.)
Water-supply -- Murray River Watershed (N.S.W.-S.A.)
Water-supply, Agricultural -- Australia
Environmental studies
Irrigation -- Darling River Valley (Qld. and N.S.W.)
Irrigation -- Murray River Valley (N.S.W.-S.A.)
Agriculture -- Australia
Rivers -- Australia
Murray River (N.S.W.-S. Aust.)
Murray River (N.S.W.-S.A.)
Darling River (Qld. and N.S.W.)
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Kells, Stuart (author)
Call number 2021.243
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