Promises, promises

by Andrew Macintosh in The Age
Originally published in The Age on January 7, 2007

There cannot be a competitive market for water while the Government continues to subsidise agriculture through such things as drought assistance and half-price water delivery. All in all, the plan looks more like a deft political move than a serious attempt to solve our water problems. It is, as Shakespeare once said, all sound and fury, signifying nothing. We should hold our applause until the Government actually puts water back into our rivers.

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