You have such a nice opinion of how things work here. They actually know the silt will reach the reefs about 20% of the time, Holbourne island is only 8kms from the dumping site and has coral reefs and a turtle breeding ground.
Sorry, my typo, 3 million tonnes,
And when they dump the 300 million tonnes of silt, a lot of it will float through the water. I believe they have stated that on any day there will be 20% chance that the particles will reach the coral dumping silt on it, all to save money on treating the toxic sludge on land (yes too toxic to be allowed to dump on land without processing.)
Nope, has to be Burt Hinkler as they named the road at the end of my street after him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Hinkler
Doesn't matter, the independants can vote anyway they want and the greens are against it. Senator Conroy's nasty little plans are dead in the water thanks to the last election.
As a visitor, you missed a small part of the Australain psyche. We tried your approach back in the 1960's. Any Aboriginal family that looked even slightly disfunctional and "whoosh" the children were removed to be saved from their situation. About 15 years later as those children started to grow up we finally realised we weren't doing them any favours. They grew up displaced, confused and entirely disfunctional, whereas the ones that stayed behind sometimes went bad and sometimes turned into great people. We don't do it anymore unless the child is truely at risk as your best chance in life is to grow up amongst your family and peers, not be hauled off to an alien lifestyle and strangers (no matter how well meaning they are.)
I don't think the police are going to walk into your house while you are out and put a wep key on your wireless router for you. They will just point out to the unwashed masses that they aren't qualified to run a wireless network (which is probably true.)
I have 13 year old recordable cd's in my collection (I can date them based on the birth of my daughter) and dvds that aren't that much younger. The article doesn't specify where is got that time scale from so I have to put it down to they made it up.
Yep, if they can't even quote the basic statistics behind the study then it's obvious BS. I joined facebook recently, does that mean my grade rate will plummet ? That's a bit difficult when I've already graduated with honours.
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