"But as soon as I'm satisfied with it I don't intend to delay. We've had delay for roughly a century, a little bit longer, and I've got no interest in adding another day to that."This issue is far too important to lose in the usual mess of politics, lawyers and hyperbole. Securing a better deal for the Basin will take compromise, it will require trade-offs. There will be howls of criticism this afternoon; they will dominate much of the media coverage. Maybe it's time to ignore them and focus on the facts, the options and the art of the possible. The Murray-Darling has been short-changed for decades. Its time has come. We either address this now, or we leave our greatest river system out to dry when the next drought hits.
Crikey says: the Murray-Darling’s time has come
What's in Gina Rinehart's book? We tried really hard to find out. To Borneo, where a Tasmanian company is helping dam a mighty river against local wishes. And Russia, where those imprisoned rockers rot. Plus Bernard Keane on immigration detention -- the cruelness in our kindness.