Articles by: Daniel Connell

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Policy Capture in the Murray-Darling Basin, by Daniel Connell

The retreat from sustainable river management and prospects for change

Informit: Policy capture in the Murray-Darling basin

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is headed for failure in the near future. Behind the current disputes there is the chronic under-resourcing of regional water planning by New South Wales and the rapid erosion of support for catchment-wide management in Victoria and Queensland. For South Australians, with an end-of-catchment focus, there has been very little achieved by the years of controversy and the billions of dollars of public funds expended since John Howard announced his grand…