A Fair Go for John Young?

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Subject: A Fair Go for John Young?
From: "Greg Roberts" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 14:16:59 +1000
Several people on this forum are doing precisely what they are accusing
others of.


Mick Brasher was right to point out Russell Woodford's advice: "Can I please
make the point that dragging up old issues that have been 

debated, argued and fought over is not likely to resolve them any better
this time around.""


Yet that is what Mick, Ian and others are doing in spades. They go further
by making slurs again "certain people" being "blacklisted by tour operators"
without having either the courage to name those certain people or providing
any evidence to support that assertion.


It is perfectly reasonable for people to raise legitimate concerns
surrounding John Young's finding, including the future of the bird's habitat
and the distribution of its sound recording. People should be able to raise
those concerns without being subject to this sort of nonsense.


John's achievement was wonderful but some folk are forgetting something
fundamental: the Night Parrot and its future does not belong to him nor any


Greg Roberts





"-----Original Message-----


 On Behalf Of Ian Davies

Sent: Thursday, 1 August 2013 9:18 AM


Subject: A Fair go for John Young.


Thank you Mick for a your thoughts. It sure puts another slant on things
when you discover that certain people have been blacklisted by tour
operators in the past. You wonder about their real motivation for negative
comments don`t you. It is good to see that your main concern is for the
future of the bird, and nothing else. Well done."



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