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Opinion verses facts[edit]

Paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of the Overview seem to consist largely of opinion, and not based on fact; the north south pipeline is subject of controversy in the region, esp. in state politics, and the Murray Darling Basin is subject to national political controversy with regard to riparine rights and release of waters. * The Murray Darling, whilst related, is largely a peripheral issue with respect to the Goulburn River.--Whiteguru (talk) 00:43, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

The section heading has today been changed from Overview to River quality. The section has been tagged {{ref improve}}. Please help if you can. Thanks. Rangasyd (talk) 08:47, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: moved. Jenks24 (talk) 10:44, 5 September 2012 (UTC)



Goulburn River (Victoria)Goulburn River – The Victorian river is clearly the primary topic - longest river of Victoria, passes through major agricultural area etc. Readers looking for the NSW river will still only require one click—through a hat-note—to reach their article. Mattinbgn (talk) 22:34, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

  • Support. Seems reasonable. --Bduke (Discussion) 23:14, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Support I'd never heard of the NSW river till now. Moondyne (talk) 01:27, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose I'm currently sitting around 500 metres from the Victorian version of the river, and feel somewhat connected, but I see no reason to belittle the NSW version. It has a national park associated with it, which is how I came to know about it. It just happens to travel through less populated country, but that doesn't make it less important. HiLo48 (talk) 05:51, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
  • I don't understand your grounds for objection. It is not about "belittling" and has little to do with "importance". WP:PRIMARYTOPIC states: "A topic is primary for a term, with respect to usage, if it is highly likely—much more likely than any other topic, and more likely than all the other topics combined—to be the topic sought when a reader searches for that term." This is the case here, is it not?. There is no proposal to change the article title for the NSW river—which will remain at Goulburn River (New South Wales)—and it will remain one click away from the common name, just through a hatnote rather than a disambiguation page. The NSW river's status is untouched. -- Mattinbgn (talk) 06:10, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.