Combining BA - BOCA About Bloody Time!

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Subject: Combining BA - BOCA About Bloody Time!
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 18:22:36 +1000

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> Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 16:56:27 +1100
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> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Combining BA - BOCA About Bloody Time!
> A critical question is whether the proposed merged
> organisation will be better able to spread its message so that the
> politicians are taking note.

I am not a member of either organisation, and in fact as an octogenarian I'm
in winding down mode, but would like to offer two comments:

A couple of decades ago, I retired from a senior administrative position in
nature conservation in the Queensland public service.  My gut feeling is
that politicians would be likely to take more notice of well-reasoned
submissions broadly proposing the same viewpoint from two independent and
respected organisations, than from a single one.  (For "politicians", read
Ministers and Members of Parliament; and add public servants.)

How easy (or difficult) would it be to draw up and get accepted by all
concerned a Constitution and associated rules for the new organisation?

I have no idea.  But whenever the question of  Australia cutting ties with
the British Monarchy arises, I think of fiendish difficulty of drafting
amendments to the present Constitution that would be acceptable to all those
seeking such independence.



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