Archived publication for 2003
Close scrutiny of the ABS's Measuring Australia's Progress reveals a superficial presentation of environmental data and conclusions based more on opinion that rigorous analysis.
We have all heard about the declining health of the Murray River, including poor water quality, dying red gums and threats to the continued survival of the Murray cod---this is the popular view in urban Australia. Along the river, communities...
Whipping up public fears that GM canola would be the 'first' GM food in Australia conveniently overlooks the fact that we've been eating oil from GM cotton for years.
We are repeatedly told that Australia's waterways are seriously degraded or under threat. Yet no-one seems seriously willing to answer the obvious question- where's the data to support the alarming claims?
If water rights are taken away without compensation, major incentives that power the economyâ€™s well-being are undermined.
'Deception' is the only fitting word for the treatment of some of the evidence used in the most recent campaign about the Barriet Reef.