The outcome of the recent South Australian Royal Commission sees no surprises as the self-serving South Australians continue on their relentless grab for water “to float their boats” at all costs. Perhaps the terms of reference should have looked into their own backyard and historical records?
WHEN it comes to the change the date debate for Australia Day, there are two major problems: media outlets who deliberately over-represent the numbers who want the date changed, and politicians going weak at the knees to appease this vocal minority.
THE Mildura trots on January 22 had its 1366th meeting. I believe it has never had a heat-related horse death. I have been a race vet at more than 1100 meetings and have never seen a significant heat-related issue with horses.
TEN years ago, the High Court of Australia, when considering Millennium drought impacts on SA, stated “that water, like light and air is common property (and) not especially amenable to private ownership and (is) best vested in a sovereign state”.