Tag Archives: Queensland

No time for gutter politics

Yesterday as north Queenslanders were trying to fortify their homes against the pending onslaught of cyclone Yasi, or taking shelter in evacuation centres where they would spend a sleepless night hoping that there would be something left of their town … Continue reading

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Irrelevant comparisons don’t help

The extreme rainfall over eastern Australia, culminating in the devastating floods in Queensland over the past few weeks has given rise, again, to much talk about climate change.¬† It was the subject of an email discussion within our local nascent … Continue reading

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Abbott’s politicisation of the flood

With half of Queensland under water and ¬†dramaticimages of people being evacuated from semi-submerged houses and cattle swimming across flooded paddocks being beamed around the world, Tony Abbott, reliable as ever, has pledged to build more dams.¬† Fortunately, Tony Abbott … Continue reading

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