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St George floods: Senator Joyce should address causes - not symptoms

Senator Joyce should comment on the impact of landscape-scale bulldozing of native ground cover and natural land features during the construction of cottom farms and other broad-acre irrigation enterprises, when he calls for damming of the Balonne River in Queensland, in response to the St George floods. Original media release.

Rehabilitation of Murray-Darling threatened by NSW cotton farmers

Market forces not working: In the nation’s worst water crisis the cotton industry means to up its groundwater use, as this is cheaper than buying impounded surface water.

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