Inskip Rainbow Shores

To: Reg <>
Subject: Inskip Rainbow Shores
From: Mike Honeyman <>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 21:25:08 +1000
I've read the fauna reports Reg and I'm still not sure what you are getting at.

If this is an issue about the BBBQ, then I don't see a problem with experts looking at the available evidence and taking different views. Having been involved in expert witness reports (in my particular specialist field, which isn't birds) my tendency was always to be conservative and stick with hard and fast facts rather than get into supposition, which can easily be pulled apart.

That conservative approach appears to be what Dr Watson has done in this case. It may seem like he's not done the campaign against the site any favours, by not accepting the site is important for BBBQ but to be honest if he'd over stretched his statements beyond what was supportable by the available evidence I don't think that would necessarily have helped the cause much either. I suspect the appeal court would have taken a dim view of such an approach.

I'm sure when you are so close to it it is hard to be dispassionate, but passion doesn't hold sway with the court. Science, evidence, reason however will.

All that said I maintain my original position that the area is an outstanding place, BBBQs or not, it would be a crying shame to lose another inch of SEQ coastal habitat to yet more holiday development.

Best of luck with the court case Reg.

On 19/05/2011, at 7:57 AM, Reg wrote:


All the fauna reports are now available on experts.html People can read the reports and see what the problem is that BA refused to address. The court case is continuing.

Reg Lawler


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