I thought I'd share the following with you.
During the previous week, reading Wingspan, the Australian newspaper,
watching the ABC news, and from other sources of information, I collected the
following bits of information.
* Clearing controls in Qld stalled - land clearing continues.
* Bird numbers continue to drop in remnant vegetation.
* Japanese start public relations campaign justifying killing whales.
* Stronghold of Red-tailed Black Cockatoos in SE makes way for bluegum
* SA state government strapped for cash - no additional funding for the
River Murray despite the rhetoric.
* SA state government confirmed it will consider mining in National Parks.
A review of the formal status of National Parks to for this purpose is
On the latter issue, my wife commented "surely there will be mass
demonstrations when they start digging up National Parks?" I don't think too
many people would care. As long as they can watch their football, have their
meat pies, and drive around in their Holden cars, I don't see the people of
Adelaide taking to the streets about anything. There was hardly a public outcry
when budget cuts were delivered (again) to hospitals and education, something
you'd expect to be closer to the majority of people than the environment.
Have a nice day.
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