Animals are part of a bigger system, and people are ignorant to the fact this is about the overall system emissions rather than the emissions from just one of its operating parts.
The overall recovery target for the Basin Plan was 3200 gigalitres (which includes the 450GL upwater), yet here's one industry by itself potentially taking as much as 1555GL. What effect might that have on the communities who traditionally took a bigger share?
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.