ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact

To be systematically loathed by everyone from farmers to townsfolk to the green-left elite is an achievement in its own right.

The Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council and their gross mismanagement of the economic and environmental systems within the Murray-Darling Basin were on display last night on Four Corners, the ABC’s most popular witch hunt programme.

It became apparent over the largely one-sided argument on Four Corners that the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council has done an incredible job of shitting the bed.

There is shit everywhere. Even on the pillows. At one point, it looks like someone has gotten out of the bed and trodden shit into the carpet and all through the house.

This bedshit is so bad that many in the community believe the police or someone with authority over these people should get involved.

Which begs the question, as there is rampant corruption and mismanagement within the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council, should they all be dragged out of their pocket-springed beds by the police and taken to gaol?

Probably not all of them but some of them definitely.

But where to do start? With a Federal ICAC with the current and former Agriculture and Water Ministers sweating in front of the cameras?

Then when they’re done, they cry as the police lead them out. One of them tries to resist. The telescoping batons flick to life and their resistance is quickly ended with the flick of some combat-boot-wearing boot-licker.

It’d be a good start but unlikely to ever happen.

Billions of dollars that have been diverted to service this comically shocking piece of legislation and policy. Money that could’ve been earmarked for submarines, jet planes or shampooing the carpet in the Parliament House inter-faith prayer room.

Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see if anything comes of this Four Corners report into the Murray-Darling Basin. Once the outrage on Twitter and the Facebook comments section dies down. Once the report is archived and placed onto a hard drive or sent up into the cloud. Once this whole thing is forgotten.

We here at The Advocate expect nothing but hope for something.

More to come.


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