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Stop wasting water

Australia’s population increases by one person every 50 seconds and they all need water

31 January 2024

2:00 AM

31 January 2024

2:00 AM

Almost every river in Eastern Australia is pouring surplus water into the sea.

Despite this, only two dams have been built in Queensland in the last 20 years – the Wyaralong Dam (built 13 years ago), and Paradise Dam (built 19 years ago).

Droughts will come again and we will wish for another dam builder like Joh Bjelke-Petersen, whose government built at least eight dams in Queensland – the Burdekin, Wivenhoe, Hinze, Beardmore, Haig, Fairbairn, Bjelke-Petersen, and Eungella dams.

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