Pilliga-Goonoo forest communities want Premier Bob Carr to visit, but it doesn’t look like he will. They are lamenting job loses.
I reckon they would have a better chance of getting their jobs back if they focused on the environmental issues – the need for active management of these forests.
In response to the Victorian government locking the mountain cattlemen out of the Alpine National Park the federal government appears to have successfully had the Park included on its National Heritage List under emergency provisions. The Victorian government has said cattle will still be banned. Which government will win this battle of the cattle?
Federal Labor AGainst Nuclear Debate
Federal Labor MPs have apparently shouted down New South Wales Premier Bob Carr’s call for a debate on the merits of nuclear power. The ALP’s state conference in Sydney is apparently set to reaffirm the party’s opposition to nuclear power with Peter Garrett saying it is an option not worth considering. Strong words.
Another Matter Altogether
Ian Beale PhD sent in the following thought: The trouble, at least on the surface, seems to be that any government department would rather spend a dollar on simulation than a dime on in-service testing, and the simulation frequently misses vital points while stressing irrelevancies.