National Parks Reviewed:My colleague Jim Hoggett who worked for the Commonwealth Treasury for 16 years and now runs a successful cheese producing goat farm in north-eastern NSW has just written "The Uses and Value of National Parks: Does More Mean … [Read more...] about Just Released on Parks & Weeds
3 Messages from Noeline
Noeline Franklin lives in the High Country and sent me the following three images/messages today:On drought, View image.On carrbon trading, View image.Coroner faces hearing, View image.Each image is 70-80 Kb. … [Read more...] about 3 Messages from Noeline
What About Water Desalination?
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?
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
Newest Tassie Forestry Deal
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