Category Archives: Great Food Bowl

TAMING THE NORTH

I have been a voter since 1952 and, at every election since then, there has been someone, either a Prime Minister or an Opposition Leader or an aspiring MP, who has seriously threatened to develop Northern Australia. Sadly, I still … Continue reading

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IN SEARCH OF A NATION BUILDER

Australia is a disgracefully underdeveloped and poorly planned nation, the result of hugely neglectful politics over a long period of time. Because no thought has ever been given to balanced development, most of our population is crammed into capital cities where … Continue reading

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SENIORS ARMY WILL MARCH FOR WATER

Last week, I outlined a plan to drought proof our Australian continent by sending tropical water south via dry river beds and connecting channels. The concept is fundamentally sound, but it will become a reality only if the private sector provides … Continue reading

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WITHOUT WATER, LIFE IS IMPOSSIBLE

Australia is the driest continent on earth. Yet we invest tiny dollars in water even though we are aware that Australia has the potential to become the food bowl of the world. Unaccountably, we are willing to risk only miserable dollars in … Continue reading

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How we have failed to build a balanced nation – disasters & solutions

Just imagine for a moment that you are standing on Possession Island in Torres Strait with Captain James Cook on August 22, 1770, while the good captain makes his declaration that the Australian Continent is a territory of the King … Continue reading

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Rail and Water Agenda for an Infrastructure Prime Minister

Article written for On Line Opinion “Under New Management” feature. I greeted with enthusiasm Tony Abbott’s election comment that he wanted to be remembered in history as Australia’s Infrastructure Prime Minister. I formed the view that his words were welcomed … Continue reading

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The Election of a Lifetime

Who will win power in September? A year ago Tony Abbott was an unbackable favourite to become Prime Minister of Australia at the 2013 Federal Election. Only Black Caviar had shorter odds. Most punters reckoned that Julia Gillard would lead … Continue reading

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Is there a prosperous future for the Australian Bush?

Have we killed the legacy of John Flynn? Out where the sun goes down, the people of the bush call him “Flynn of the Inland”. He was the man who, in the first half of the Twentieth Century, made a … Continue reading

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Is it a sin to sell the farm?

The gossip around town is that a majority of Australians believe that, when foreigners invest in farming in Australia, they actually dig-up the land and take it back home, lamentably leaving us with a continent which is just a massive … Continue reading

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An Olympic Dream

The massive expansion of the BHP mine at Olympic Dam in South Australia is splendid economic news for Australia in terms of job creation and export revenue, as is the impending opening of the Galilee Coal Basin in Queensland which has the potential to become … Continue reading

Posted in Everald@Large Newsletter 2012, Great Food Bowl, Infrastructure Water

How Green was my Valley?

My headline has stolen the title of a great novel that I read back in my school days. Written by Richard Llewellyn, it told the story of humble people who lived in a lovely valley in Wales where suddenly, out of nowhere, miners found lots … Continue reading

Posted in Community and Values, Everald@Large Newsletter 2012, Funding and Finance, Government, Great Food Bowl, Infrastructure Rail, Air, Sea, Mining and Resources, Population

The Murray-Darling at five minutes to midnight.

 There is a no more thankless and unproductive task than to have a cake of a fixed or shrinking size and be given the task of dividing it among a large number of people — each of whom is after a larger slice than … Continue reading

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Opening up the Great Australian Food Bowl

The export of the produce of Australia has always been crippled by the tyranny of distance and the high cost of covering that distance. Our national tragedy is that we have never faced-up to this fact and created a fast, efficient and economical system of … Continue reading

Posted in Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Great Food Bowl, Infrastructure Rail, Air, Sea

Creating the Great Australian Food Bowl – Andrew Robb Leads the Way

Having long been a staunch advocate of using the surplus water of northern Australia for the benefit of the whole continent in a far more wise and visionary way than we currently do, I was delighted to read the recent front page coverage in The Week-end Australian of the planning … Continue reading

Posted in Business and Enterprise, Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Government, Great Food Bowl, Infrastructure Water

Food Water and Minerals – why can’t we have them all?

The conscience of the nation has been stirred by the ever intensifying and increasingly bitter battle between farmers and miners and coal seam gas producers about land, water and the environment. This newsletter has been constant in its efforts to remind governments that they … Continue reading

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Will there be Peace and Prosperity along the Murray-Darling?

The Federal Parliament’s Committee on the Murray Darling, which is chaired by Tony Windsor, has been making good progress in achieving a bipartisan consensus on the future of the farming industry in the region as indicated by their recent report to the Gillard Government. Additionally, … Continue reading

Posted in Everald@Large Newsletter 2011, Great Food Bowl, Infrastructure Water