Brisbane's newspaper the Courier Mail published an opinion piece by me today titled "Drip-fed figures". I raised the issued of desalination. Is it an option for Australian cities? Anyway, the piece begins: "Late last month Queensland Premier Peter … [Read more...] about What About Water Desalination?
Archives for May 2005
This is my first trip to Tassie. I have sat through speeches from the Prime Minister and Premier Paul Lennon and today watched a helicopter carrying Kim Beazley rise above the Tahune Forest Reserve. What I will probably remember most though,is the … [Read more...] about Tall Trees
Following is an extract from my speech to the Timber Communities Australia Conference in Launceston, Tasmania: "It is a fact of life that if you don't have your own clear plan, your own vision, you will likely be recruited into implementing someone … [Read more...] about Rethinking Environmentalism
Yesterday the front page of Tasmania's Examiner read "End of war in Tassie's forests?". Today it is "Policy cut down: Environment groups attack forestry plan." The war was meant to end in 1997 with the Regional Forest Agreement (RFA). But the … [Read more...] about Newest Tassie Forestry Deal
I'm in Launceston, Tasmania attending the National Conference of Timber Communities Australia (TCA). It will be opened this morning by the PM, John Howard. I got my conference bag last night. It's contents included a stubbie holder with the … [Read more...] about Here’s to a logger …
There are competing theories about how male koalas go about procreating. The 'king koala' theory proposes that a powerful male dominates breeding and 'holds the fabric of koala society in the palm of his mighty paw', to quote Koala expert Dr Bill … [Read more...] about Counting Koalas