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The Resource Sold Down the River

Sold Down the River

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Sold Down the River
Title
Sold Down the River
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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 compelling exposé 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
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  • Hamilton, Scott
  • Kells, Stuart
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Business & Finance
  • Science & Technology
  • Current Affairs & Politics
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Sold Down the River
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BORROWBOX:TXT_2030777
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922459459
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Sold Down the River
Control code
BORROWBOX:TXT_2030777
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781922459459
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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