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A column canvassing current literary news including a report on changes for the Melbourne-based literary journal Meanjin. The changes include the departure of Sophie Cunningham as editor and possible changes in the print/online ratio of publication. Jason Steger also notes the founding of Clan Destine Press by crime writer Linday Cameron.
In October 2010, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority issued the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan. In the midst of community debate surrounding the guide's proposals for the use of the Murray-Darling's resources, Michael Leunig writes a love letter to the Murray River from 'Your ex'.