@AngusTaylorMP's old company Eastern Australian Agriculture made a $52m profit on the deal.
Taylor was not involved in EEA in 2017 & I allege no wrongdoing on his part.
Worse, gov lacks infrastructure & legal power to get this water to the rivers that need it. Full write up: tai.org.au/content/thats-…
Deal 2 was in Menindee…where the million dead fish once lived.
It involves Webster, a company chaired by businessman Chris Corrigan, of 1990s warf fame.
Webster booked a $36 million profit on the transaction
No other farm/irrigator/company in the Basin has ever landed a compo deal like this, AFAWK.
Needless to say, the fish didn’t fare so well, neither did other local irrigators, farmers, indigenous nations or the local community. Full write up here: tai.org.au/content/trickl…
In 2008 a certain politician criticised a Labor water deal in the Warrego River saying it would “have no effect whatsoever in solving the problems of the lower Murray-Darling”.
Fast-forward to 2017 and this same pollie was known as Water Minister @Barnaby_Joyce.