Beasley, Richard

Richard Beasley is fed up.  He’s fed up with vested interests killing off Australia’s most precious water resource.  He’s fed up with the cowardice and negligence that have allowed Big Agriculture and irrigators to destroy a river system that can sustain both the environment and the communities that depend on it.  He’s fed up that a noble plan to save Murray-Darling Basin based on the ‘best scientific knowledge’ has instead been corroded by lies, the denial of climate change, pseudoscience and political expediency.

He pulls no punches. He’s provocative, he’s outrageous, he points the finger without shame. And he will leave you very, very angry.  Dead in the Water would be political satire of the highest order . . . if it weren’t so tragically true.

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Allen and Unwin, February 2021.  296 pages, paperback