So, today on twitter Rann announces the next state election day will be 20 March 2010 AND
on the same day announces that the SA Government will launch a High Court battle for upstream states to release more water into the Murray
He obviously thinks water will be an election issue.
The only trouble is, the deadline to build a weir, and flood the lower Murray lakes with seawater (which will basically kill all the flora and fauna 50 kms upstream) is in April 2009, which means that once again, the only people to win from this High Court battle will be the lawyers.
And so much for the Monumental agreement signed by Rudd et al; which was obviously just the ruse to get a good photo opportunity.
I just hope the electorate dont buy it!
And while I am on SA's water issue; one of the Councils has implemented storm water retrieval for his Council; they can sell water cheaper than SA Water as a result. But our Govt refuses to even look at it - why? Because it will bring down the cost of water and the Govt needs this money for its budget. This scheme would supply enough water for us not to need the Murray, and no de-sal plant.
Chops a Must was right after all!