Re NHT Journal

To: Alexandra Appleman <>
Subject: Re NHT Journal
From: Tony Russell <>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 08:57:21 +1000
Re Alex's message.
 Until yesterday I had no idea what all the hoo-haa was about concerning
the NHT Journal, thinking one had to be a subscriber to something in order
to be sent a copy. Then yesterday I too received a copy (unsolicited) in
the mail. I am a registered atlasser and regional organiser for South Aust.
But what amazed me further was that several of my birding associates who
are not registered atlassers also got copies this week.
However, I'm not sure it's just to do with being an atlasser, and like Alex
would like to know who has been giving out names and addresses without our
consent? The correctness or otherwise of the content of the foreword pales
into insignificance in the face of this question.

At 08:46  12/02/00 +1100, you wrote:
>I too recived the unsolicited mag in the mail. What noone on the list seems
>to have picked up on is HOW they got our postal addresses.  Has the mag
>been sent to all Birds Australia members or just to registered atlassers?
>And why were the addresses given to the NHT mob and under what conditions?  
>As an ex_Commonwealth public servant I too have quite a few stories but my
>favourite was when the then Minister for Resources flew into Weipa on Cape
>York and wanted to know why his mobile phone wasn't working.  I personally
>haven't got a mobile phone as it seems a pointless getting one when it
>can't be used across about 85% of Queensland. 
>Alex Appleman
>At 09:25 AM 2/11/00 +1100, Lord, Murray wrote:
>>On Thursday evening I was at a seminar where Senator Robert Hill was
>>speaking. Given the opportunity, I told him of the error in the NHT
>>publication.  He said he would speak to his experts who had prepared it and
>>ask them to review it.  He also said he was not aware of having received any
>>correspondence pointing out the error.
>>If he is correct that none of the people who noticed this error has drawn it
>>to his attention, it is difficult to see how people expect him not to make
>>the same mistake in future.  Shouldn't we be trying to educate politicians
>>about bird issues instead of just complaining?
>>Murray Lord
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