For Australian farmers battling one of the worst droughts of all time, water is more precious than gold. So imagine being told that government authorities, whose job it is to manage our water, are actually wasting millions and millions of litres of it? Deliberately.
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That’s the reality on the upper Murray River where water that could save farmers is spilling over the banks. Last year alone, enough water to fill Sydney Harbour twice was lost. As Sarah Abo reports, it’s a national scandal unfolding in secret. But while farmers are being sold down the river by the bureaucrats, not everyone is losing. Corporate speculators trading in water are swimming in profits.
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