Communities and farmers say the billions being allocated on raising dam walls is not a “solution” to the latest drought or to long-term climate change. Tracey Carpenter reports.
Water For Rivers
Barkindji woman Leah Ebsworth has been charged with not moving off a bridge when ordered and assaulting a public officer with water, reports Paul Oboohov.
Baakindji woman and water activist Leah Ebsworth has pleaded not guilty to charges arising from a protest on the bridge earlier this year, reports Paul Oboohov.
A new ACCC report has identified major weaknesses in the water market, but recommends more of the same, reports Tracey Carpenter.
Green Left’s Rachel Evans asked a number of environmental activists about the ongoing issues and organising despite the COVID-19 lockdown.
A new grassroots group, Water for Rivers, has been set up in Newcastle with the aim of raising awareness about the causes of about the dire situation in the Murray Darling Basin and helping to bring life back to the rivers.
Day 4: Wilcannia to Menindee Lakes
Day 3: Bourke to Wilcannia
Day 2: Brewarrina to Bourke
Well-documented corruption on a huge scale has dried out the Murray-Darling river system. Aboriginal communities along the rivers and its tributaries are calling it genocide. From September 28 to October 4, Aboriginal activist Bruce Shillingsworth helped those communities hold the Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival. Green Left Weekly's Mat Ward, who took his nine-year-old son on the second bus, gives a blow-by-blow account of the trip.
Day 1: Sydney to Brewarrina