Letter sent to the Sydney Morning Herald on 14th. October:
"Amidst all of the verbiage and political analysis, there is one point that cannot be made too often. The entire Plan is based on the false premise that the recent dryness of our inland rivers is caused by "mis-management and over allocation". Those who understand the physical nature of our inland waterflows and the the way irrigation licenses/entitlements interact with allocations, will understand that this is not possible. Licenses/entitlements are subject to seasonal allocations. When water is short so are allocations! It really is as simple as that. It is by this method that we sensibly deal with the main characteristic of our inland rivers-their massive variability."