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Dear Brand Tasmania


11.05.05 9:15 pm

PAUL DE BURGH-DAY:

The shocking reality is that the Clean Green State has the worst state of health in Australia!

 

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Environment

Open government ...


10.05.05 10:48 pm

RICK SNELL:

This is only one more example of the common practice, at all levels of Australian government, to use fees and time delays to deter individuals and organisations, especially media outlets, from effectively using FOI legislation.

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Politics

The Other Ozymandias


10.05.05 5:05 pm

FRANCES COLL:

Near them, on the land, washed by the tide ...

 

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Poetry

The Prince


09.05.05 11:34 pm

phill PARSONS:

Of course, like the monarchies of old, some princes’ ambitions can only be held in check for so long and as this prince cannot be sent to head an army of conquest his ambitions have escaped into the court and taken life among other members of the Liberal Party.

 

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Regulars | phill Parsons | Politics | National

Risdon: why?


09.05.05 10:37 pm

TIM MARTAIN, The Mercury:

THE parents of a man at the centre of the Risdon Prison siege describe their son as a gentle giant who would never hurt anyone. Conway Wayne Richardson is serving a sentence for armed robbery and his father Mick Richardson says his son is fed up. “Conway phoned me last week and said ‘I’ve had enough, Dad’,” Mr Richardson said yesterday. “This has been a long time coming and I am not surprised at all.”

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News

World class forestry practice ...


09.05.05 3:46 am

SIMON BEVILACQUA, three-award winning Sunday Tasmanian journalist:

“This is devastating,” he said. “It’s such a shame to see the area being destroyed like this. The waste of timber is really criminal.”

 

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Politics | Forestry

Shooting the messenger


09.05.05 1:27 am

DAVID OBENDORF:

I have never doubted that the threat of foxes rates highly on both these criteria. The Precautionary Principle - a term that big party politicians usually choke on - is now being used as a javelin to spear the critics. This is a destructive and brutal sport.

 

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Environment | David Obendorf

Free enterprise to free Corby


08.05.05 9:03 pm

NUDGER JONES:

Tasmanians, Australians, anyone with a sense of fair play and justice, should join the growing push to boycott Bali, in fact anywhere in Indonesia.

 

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News

In Their Own Words


08.05.05 6:48 am

SELECTED PRESS RELEASES

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert ... Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on these works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Percy Byshe Shelley

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Pale Machiavelli grows ever darker


08.05.05 4:52 am

JOHN CAPLES, The Examiner:

Mr Bacon still regards Paul Lennon as a “halfway decent bloke” poorly advised by his senior staff and the three senior Government members who he says seem to be the only ones who have his ear - Government Upper House Leader Michael Aird, Speaker Michael Polley and Deputy Premier David Llewellyn.

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Politics | State

Losers ...


07.05.05 11:46 pm

phill PARSONS:

However, their tourist ventures return some 9%, lifting FT’s overall poor return to that share value crushing 2.9%. It’s below the government’s pension deeming rate. It’s below the at-call rate at Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees. It’s beyond belief. A person not experienced in the economy and at the twighlight of their life may manage their affairs this way…

Now we have limonene Lennon leading us on a similar course, except a price with a fair return is divided by a number greater then 2 and Hidding remains hiding in the wings waiting to guide us along exactly the same path ...

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Forestry

Not proud to be Australian


07.05.05 11:30 pm

phill PARSONS:

The cadaverous Ruddock did what could have almost been Rau’s fate, deported a mentally ill Australian to another country.

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Regulars | phill Parsons

Heir, not apparent


07.05.05 9:18 pm

GREG BARNS:

Part of the reason for the positive chemistry enjoyed for some time by Hawke and Keating was that, despite their vastly different interests and personality styles, they were both ideologically committed to economic reform and modernising Australian society. The same cannot be said about Howard and Costello

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Politics

Shocking art


07.05.05 12:52 am

JANE RANKIN-REID:

Unsurprisingly, HCC’s international cultural export mission has shocked many Tasmanian arts professionals.

 

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Arts

Dear Public Servant


07.05.05 12:34 am

BRENDA ROSSER:

I too am sorry that my lungs have been inflamed and my body poisoned by smoke from deliberate forestry burnoffs.

 

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Forestry | Gunns

Premier Wriedt


06.05.05 11:51 pm

JASON LOVELL:

The promise of a return to the good guy-bad guy “stability” provided by J. Bacon and Paul Lennon is the spinner’s dream revisited and is the strategy most likely to bring the ALP a 4th term.

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Regulars | Jason Lovell

Rene goes Poll dancing


05.05.05 11:12 pm

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THE HAG:

And it is the party apparently unwilling to engineer the elevation of Dunc (tho’ watch this space ...)

 

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Regulars | The Hag

The Timor Sea Justice Campaign


05.05.05 9:07 pm

The Timor Sea Justice Campaign (cartoons)
The Timor Sea Justice Campaign (Main)

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Politics | National

Governors’ wisdom


04.05.05 11:46 pm

phill PARSONS:

  This former Justice may not move further along the same path that placed Butler in conflict with the Hobart Establishment …  he is to be congratulated for attempting to express in modern terms the values for which the ultimate sacrifice is made to defeat any regime to whom torture is deemed an acceptable expedient.

 

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Regulars | phill Parsons

Getting off the gas


04.05.05 11:35 pm

phill PARSONS:

How sad that this opportunity will most likely be deferred until the climate crisis deepens and actions are at a greater economic cost and more desperate as the climate crisis calls the provisional government away from the parliamentary bar and the permanent from the tea urn, their super put at threat by their own somnolence.

 

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Regulars | phill Parsons

Rupert wakes up to Tasmanian Times


03.05.05 10:24 pm

RUPERT MURDOCH:

I believe too many of us editors and reporters are out of touch with our readers ... and the data supports this unpleasant truth. Studies show we’re in an odd position: we’re more trusted by the people who aren’t reading us. And when you ask journalists what they think about their readers, the picture grows darker. According to one recent study, the percentage of national journalists who have a great deal of confidence in the ability of the American public to make good decisions has declined by more than 20 points since 1999 ...This is a polite way of saying that reporters and editors think their readers are stupid.

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Media

Questions for Launceston City Council


03.05.05 8:45 pm

MIKE BOLAN:

Whereas there is insufficient information available to properly understand whether the benefits of a Pulp Mill on our region outweigh the detriments, e.g. pollution, smell, log-truck traffic, adverse business impacts and property value changes; and whereas the council is properly supposed to represent the ratepayer’s interests yet has held no public meetings on this matter, we ask the following connected questions ...

 

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Politics | Local | Forestry | Gunns

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03.05.05 7:43 pm

Timor Sea Ads banned
Bob Brown - world’s most inspired politician
Censored: the boys’ own manual
PM’s heir less than apparent
Earlier Reads:
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Fox furore


02.05.05 10:03 pm

NICK MOONEY: This story is now updated: The Fox and The Sceptic

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Ralphs Bay ...


02.05.05 9:31 pm

Legislative Council elections for Rumney are less than one week away.  SaveRalphsBay Inc is holding a public “meet the candidates” event at the Lauderdale Hall, Wednesday 4 May 2005 at 7.30pm. All standing candidates, Lin Thorp MLC, David Traynor, Carmel Torenius, and Glenn Millar will be there.  As potential future Rumney MLCs, these four candidates could be faced with critical decisions on the Walker Corp proposal to develop a canal estate on the Ralphs Bay Conservation Area.

How would these candidates vote on Project of State Significance (POSS) status for the Walker plan?  Would they oppose any plan to revoke the Conservation Area status of the Ralphs Bay Conservation Area at Lauderdale or would they support the sale of this and other crown land to Walker for development?

FULL DETAILS: Click Links (Masthead) and hit on Save Ralphs Bay

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Politics | Environment

Recherche Bay ...


02.05.05 3:16 am

The Mercury, Letters:

I must say that my father would be horrified if the bulk of this land was to be cleared of the beautiful trees that have grown there.

 

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Politics | Environment | History

BOAKYAG


01.05.05 11:41 pm

phill PARSONS:

Australia has 38% of the world’s uranium. Were all the world’s electrical energy derived from this source, some nine years of generation would exhaust all known supplies.

 

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Regulars | phill Parsons

Take back the faith


01.05.05 1:11 am

JIM WALLIS:

Behind these activities lies a fundamental assumption by Republican operatives and their conservative religious allies that they own religion in America.

 

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News

In Their Own Words


30.04.05 8:00 pm

SELECTED PRESS RELEASES

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert ... Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on these works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Percy Byshe Shelley

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The price of life


30.04.05 3:30 pm

BRENDA ROSSER:

Farmers are complaining loudly that the prices they get for their produce is way too low and set by the duopoly retail chains (Coles and Woolworths supermarkets) along with a handful of intermediary processors and middle men.

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Economy | Environment