The Basin Plan, which communities have begrudgingly been drawn into, was criticised without the full context of how and why water has been bought back, infrastructure has been built, or why there has been a swing to certain crops.
Deloitte's audit was quite damning in that Deloitte itself couldn't even verify enough information to provide a definitive conclusion.
The federal government has promised an ACCC inquiry into the water market. So why is it that the water market is so critical to our communities and river systems?
As our new Coalition Government takes back the helm and re-organises its cabinet, rural voters will be super keen to see a prompt delivery on a number of the pre-election promises.
Farmers are not entirely satisfied with the Coalition's performance, but plenty have reservations about Labor. Could this be the year of the independents? Either way, it'll be a clincher.
A recent survey by the Tamworth Business Chamber gives us some insight in to what voters are thinking.
The Coalition's stewardship trial currently on the table is about the only concept at a federal level that might help start to bring about the kind of change we need.
Farmers have a lot to be frustrated about, but are also showing an air of caution before jumping in with a protest vote on May 18.
Supermarkets increasingly can't stock some of their lines of fresh milk and in regional NSW, some are struggling to get fresh milk altogether.