My apologies! When I posted on the matter below a couple of days ago, I got all excited. Now I should have known better. I should have realised that all that comes from the mouths of politicians on water is not sensible. The debate has been and gone - but you had to be listening to Adelaide radio to hear it. I suppose because only Adelaide people heard it there were predominantly South Australian issues under discussion. Oh well! Too bad, so sad! But wouldn't a nationally televised Great Water Gate Debate be a marvellous thing.
Perhaps it is too late to work yet another debate into the hectic round of the election campaign, but what about having a monstrous huge debate around the time of the release of the Murray Darling Basin Plan. It could include not only politicians but scientists, academic experts, community people and consumers.
What about a whole series within a national debate so that we know not only the issues in our home states - but the Great Water Gate issues in all six states and two territories?
What if we learned so much about water from such a series that issues such as unbundling; deforestation; revegetation; water pricing; desalination etc tripped easily from our tongues and into our conversations?
Aaaaaah, dream on Miss Eagle....what if.......?!!!
From Ian Douglas over at Fair Water Use, comes news that Barnaby Joyce is taking up Penny Wong's challenge for a debate on water. Bring it on!