I've never understood the obsession of people with the private sector. When
you see that private sector organisations can rebadge themselves, shut
down, merge, split , go offshore and that no private sector organisation
lasts in any stable form for long, you realise that they cannot have
long-term goals, and you also realise that only governments can do anything
useful in the long term. The Commonwealth of Australia is going to be
around for the long term (I wish the states weren't going to be, but that's
another debate), but the private sector will blow about according to
economic trends, and its goals are simply to make money (largely by selling
people people stuff they don't need).
I hope that pretty soon we're going to see an end to this tiresome
anti-government ideology and actually have governments properly funding
services such as nature conservation.
On 25 February 2015 at 07:06, Dave Torr <> wrote:
> Quite agree Tony. We can of course totally trust our states to conserve
> wildlife - I don't think! If the poor bird was in Victoria they would
> probably want to burn is habitat!
> As for John - he has spent huge amount of time and money finding this bird
> - no-one else was prepared to do so. If he ends up making a few dollars
> good luck to him - I will certainly pay to go and see the bird if he ever
> runs tours there!
> On 24 February 2015 at 19:10, Tony Ashton <> wrote:
> > How bizarre! John Young, a noted professional photographer, guide and
> > consultant, achieves a mighty feat of wildlife detection after a mammoth
> > unpaid search over many years, and is greeted by snide references to his
> > ruminations on society, his possible profit motive and demands he turn
> > all his knowledge to Queensland wildlife authorities.
> > My advice, as always, ignore them, John, ignore them.
> > Tony Ashton
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