But Murray Darling! Will you respect me in the morning?

McRoberts, Barry
December 2010
Ausmarine;Dec2010, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p8
Trade Publication
The author gives his opinion about how government bureaucracy is dealing with plan for water in Murray Darling Basin. He finds consultation as simply a tag applied to policies arrived at within the bureaucracy, shown to a favoured few and justified through carefully chosen public venues. He agrees that proper consultation is time-consuming, costly and requires mutual respect such that the plan for water in the Murray Darling Basin paid little regard to social and economic consequences. He concludes that having done that, government goals are at risk.


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