At the moment everybody and the kitchen sink are rushing around and trying to get some form of media attention in relation to the Murray-Darling Basin. Can the media please at least try and do some basic fact and logic checking? This issue is of national importance but ill-informed statements do not help.
I'm gong to pick on this mornings latest pile of ill-informed ... (here):
Lastly I'm all for the buy-backs to resume. That's one thing they got right. There's a long story here on efficiency but I'm not touching that debate today. But the story between alternative levels of buy-backs and water-use efficiency to meet the objectives of the Basin Plan can be found (here).
So to the media, get the facts right and use those facts to enhance the public debate.