Paws for thought on power boats

To: "Canberrabirds" <>
Subject: Paws for thought on power boats
From: "John Layton" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 11:03:48 +1000
For those who aren't aching to cleave the peaceful waters of Lake Burley G with a one-hundred horsepower propelled prow and who don't read the Canberra Sunday Times-   take a bouquet of Wahlenbergia gloriosa in your right paw for the former, in your south paw, a bunch of Pyracantha blossom for the latter  now, having pricked your paw and your interest, read on Macbirder:
Green vote
According to ACT Tourism Minister Andrew Barr, Canberra needs to ditch the focus on motor sports and look to other attractions to bring in visitors ("Tourism needs to put brakes on cars", July 26, p3).
While Andrew is in this frame of mind, he may well like to convince the National Capital Authority to reverse its decision to allow power boats on Lake Burley Griffin, and forestall what many see as the next retrograde step jet skis.
Should Andrew achieve this, thus ensuring our lake's peaceful amenity and continuing role as an important haven for wildlife, his approval rating would reflect electors' approval.
John K. Layton, Holt


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