Does Australia Have Too Many National Parks?

To: Burnice Starkey <>
Subject: Does Australia Have Too Many National Parks?
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2014 14:42:37 +1100
I quite agree - some industries seem to be protected (logging and chocolate
making), others (cars, fruit canning and maye airlines) not so. And most
experts agree that people may well have to have several different careers
during a life time of working,
However - it cannot be denied that we use a lot of paper - more so since
the "paperless office" became a reality if you believe statistics (I have
worked with many people who insist on printing all their emails and then
file them!). And this has to come from somewhere and much of it comes from
timber. And we also use timber in many other ways as well of course. So I
think there is certainly a future for logging and loggers - but I just hope
that it is all in plantations!

On 8 March 2014 10:35, Burnice Starkey <> wrote:

> As a bird- loving, tree-hugging leftie conservationalist, I can proudly
> say that while working from the age of 15 to eventually finance my Uni
> education, I have also managed to re-educate myself several times changing
> my career as necessity demanded. It strikes me as extreme narrow-mindedness
> to think "once a logger always a logger". It also insults people's ability
> to adjust and adapt.
> While redundancies seem the norm for other occupations, the timber
> industry, still set in yester year see no alternatives for their future.
> Well here's another thought: Tasmania heralded as the future food producer
> of Australia with climate changing in other states to their detriment,
> could and will pick up the market. Would this generate employment?
> Probably. Is it possible to make a horizontal career move? Quite likely.
> The last question is: what is stopping you? Yourself?
> Short term "me mentality" and obstinacy will not only harm our generation
> but also the future of our country, flora, fauna, air quality and food
> resources. Can we try to expand our vision and see our place in the world
> as a contributor not purely a consumer.
> Ps It's Saturday a no working day for some.
> Burney.
> Burnice Starkey.
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