National Irrigation Conference

Speech – National Irrigation Conference Gold Coast, 3 June 2014 Thanks very much Simon for that introduction, to the President of Irrigation Australia Limited Ian, to all of those attending, thank you for your cooperation and perseverance with the schedule changes this morning, I spent a delightful 45 minutes or so circling above Brisbane airport before coming…

OzWater Conference

Speech – OzWater Conference Brisbane, 30 April 2014   **Check against delivery **   [Greetings] Water reform in Australia has been an ongoing pursuit for policy makers. However the past ten years has seen the most significant reform occur. We are now just shy of a decade since the National Water Initiative document was signed…

Kakadu must thrive

OPINION PIECE Published Northern Territory News, Saturday Extra NATURAL landscapes like Uluru and Kakadu remain icons of Australia, as well as major drawcards for domestic and international visitors. This week Territory documentary Kakadu, showcasing some of the best of the Northern Territory, won a top gong at New York's best television and film night. The filmmakers…