16 hours ago
IT's TIME TO DECOMMISSION CUBBIE STATION -
IT's NOT FARMING - IT's KILLING OUR INLAND RIVERS
Cubbie Station is the largest irrigation business in the Southern Hemisphere - its a cotton growing empire. Its irrigation channels are bigger than the River itself.
Cubbie amalgamated 12 floodplain properties. Its water storage dams stretch for more than 28 kilometres along the Culgoa River. The Culgoa is a tributary of our Darling River.
Our Darling River is being starved of the one thing it needs to function as a healthy river - WATER.
Cubbie is managed by the Lempriere Group, on behalf of CS Agriculture, a joint venture between Lempriere and Shandong Ruyi, a textile manufacturer owned by investors from China and Japan. ... See MoreSee Less
Way overdue...it has been known for 30 years the Murray Darling has been in danger but successive governments have looked the other way...actually doubling down by allowing massive enterprises like Cubbey station to exist in the first place...cotton on this scale can only exist on the driest continent with the behest of a government that is a glove puppet of big business.
Cotton is not sustainable on this continent. I'm sure we learned that in high school.
Hemp, hemp, hemp
So accurate Sue it’s not farming but killing our inland river system and all that depend on it.
Lets decommission Cubbie station asap
We need to vote for people who will put the environment first.
It is time to bring Peter Andrews and Natural Sequence Farming to rescue of farmland and waterways. This can be done on every road, street, district, suburb, community, town and city in the country. I doubt it will happen because there is no benefit to big biz, gov, public servants, consultants etc. It is the only way we can save oyr farmland and waterways 😊
Peter Beatie foresaw this many years ago when it was for sale and he tried to get Govt. to buy it so that the water it uses could be left for the rivers. Everyone howled him down.
Sue Higginson candidate for Lismore you are using very old aerial photos so please update them and also share these please. Because Iam getting sick of NSW residents believing fictional accounts and not recognising the court cases of proven water theft. So get your staff to investigate these people and report to the general public on them.
We have to take the NSW cotton industry to task.
Shortens Integrity Commission must look at all these criminal irrigation schemes. It must be given teeth.
It’s taken a huge drought to highlight the fact that when most of the water is taken at the source there is nothing but a trickle left to deliver further on. possibly if we had normal seasons nobody would have noticed.
All you know it alls need to jump in your car away from your computer and come for a drive out here.. Make you realise how wrong you are and how stupid you sound..sheep.
Hahahahaha what a load of horse shit..
Thanks for this post, Sue. It’s needed.
How does Cubby Station get decommissioned and how does its water licences get cancelled?
Well does that mean the river will be 97 percent worse off next year Will ?
Why can’t it be purchased under some sort of national interest compulsory acquisition?
They grown GM cotton too. If the whole GM phenomenon was all its cracked up to be, surely they could tweek cotton to be grown with minimal water!
Yes, decommissioning this river killing farm seems like the only sane solution. Our rivers can't wait for a royal commission. 😭
But that's not fair they said they only planted 3% this year, so there should be no problem
it has to go as do the Governments that allowed this to happen.
There’s is no time to go through the normal processes of closing this station down.
timi Bell is so right. We missed our chance to buy them out less than 10 years ago.
So thats what happened shitty what greed fro the dollar .does to nature
The arrogance of Cubbie staff to order ABC 4 Corners off public land adjacent to their property! They didn’t want anyone snooping around seeing the extent of any water thefts.
From the Tabulam Community Market, the Tabulam CWA to the Channon Craft Market. So many wonderful people across our beautiful region. Everyone one I met cares about each other and our environment. They want to see serious action on climate change and the protection of our natural environment and the proper management of our precious natural resources. And absolutely everyone I met is praying for rain. 💚🌏🌧
#lovethisplace #votegreen ... See MoreSee Less
Pop on out to Jubulam
Great places to visit 👍🏼💚
Onya Sue !!
Praying for rain for you too