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Selling Queensland down the river

How environmentalists and politicians helped cause the floods

12 March 2022

9:00 AM

12 March 2022

9:00 AM

At a public meeting at Brisbane’s Mt Crosby in 1996, the halting of dredging the Brisbane River was concluded. The Lord Mayor claimed that the ‘ugly dredgers were causing bank erosion’. These dredgers with diminutive 300hp engines and 4-knot speed, were only capable of running with the tide and incapable of making a bow wave.

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