The mean sea level at Port Arthur, Tas., rose 13.5 cm between 1841 and 2000.
The Global Mean Sea Level rose approx 22.5 cm between 1880 and 2012,
I live near the sea, but I am at approx 18m ASL, so I might be right for a
> On 11 Dec 2014, at 7:32 am, Denise Goodfellow <>
> I seem to remember that some years ago tourism operators in Queensland wanted
> cyclone warnings downplayed as they didn’t want to scare the tourists! So
> I’m not surprised at Minister Sweeney’s response.
> Here in the Top End past governments released land for housing in the primary
> and secondary storm surge zone - occupiers would be covered by the
> government-owned insurance company TIO. However, TIO is now being sold and
> my guess is that insurance costs will rise substantially if those
> house-owners can get cover at all.
> In the last twenty years the sea level in the Top End has risen fourteen cms.
> I don’t know how much it has risen in Queensland but assume the figure may
> be similar.
> For anyone considering buying a house in the NT or Queensland it’s a case of
> caveat emptor - “buyer beware”!
> Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
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> Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841
> PhD candidate, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
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>> On 11 Dec 2014, at 3:33 am, Julian Bielewicz <> wrote:
>> Greetings Carl et al.
>> Not only is it theoretical but Sweeney stepped in to demand that the Moreton
>> Bay Regional Council's plan delete all references to sea level rises. That
>> has caused something of a stir among among the local councils. Can a
>> politician interfere with a local planning document?
>> And if you think that's bad, ask why Queensland continues to defy the
>> introduction of daylight saving. Something to do with cows and fading
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