Dirty “bi-partisan” water politics “washed up” for all to see
It’s sickening, dirty, and deliberately benefits overseas corporates over people who live in Australia. Have you noticed the major parties have both taken to answering questions on WATER with a quip along the lines of “we have a bi-partisan water policy”.
That means that neither is going to do anything more about it, and whatever is done, isn’t likely to help anything or anyone. The region will just be strung out further till everyone is flat broke.
Funny how things come out in the wash. Out here in the bush, we know the modelling was rotten, and everyone suspected there was an arrangement between the ALP and the Coalition to deliver water to multi-national “mates”.
But sooner or later, things “wash up” and come to light. We need to be asking Sussan Ley, the Coalition and the Alp/greens why they didn’t tell us the truth, because solid confirmation came out in a relatively obscure document in 2012. If they didn’t know before then, they sure did after that, and they’ve all covered it up at the expense of people living and working in irrigation communities.
The government, in providing “further information” in a report, highlighted the international agenda: “In summary, the general purposes of the Water Act and the Basin Plan are – to give effect to relevant international agreements” (first on the list). They then rely on these same international “environmental” agreements for any social and economic recognition, which is a total joke!
So Malcolm Turnbull, under the umbrella of the UN, delivered water to the likes of his Goldman Sachs mates and other global water-grabbing multi-nationals. The ALP was very happy, because that’s long been their aim too.
It is slightly complicated, but the simple version is this: The UN and the global corporates sit together, finance countries together, and get control of whole nations’ assets together.
They generally “recommend” that nations “unbundle” their utilities, and the “mates” take control of the profitable sections (e.g. power, phones, water) while we mugs keep the unprofitable sectors.
Water has been delivered to them at the expense of we Australians. Global water-grabbers have more say than people living in irrigation communities, while our “bi-partisan” governments feed city people mis-information, and mismanage our water.
Now, the majors are wanting to head off Clive Palmer who at least wants to ditch the Water Act and start again, and looks like he might get the numbers in the Senate to achieve it.
So, what are we getting from the cosy little “bi-partisan” arrangement?
Oh yes, preparation to stick together no matter what, so that Palmer and any Independents/minor parties who vote with him don’t have the numbers. This, even though that’s what Australians living and working in irrigation areas want, and why there’s a voter backlash in the bush. They’re the ones who’ve had most stolen from them while lies are pedalled to city people who don’t really have an understanding of what’s being done.
They’re still not listening, and it’s an intentional bi-partisan deafness. Jeanine Bird, Leeton Convenor of the No Water No Vote campaign (2016 Federal election) The Editor,
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