Friday, January 27, 2012

It's not often I agree with Tony Abbott.

“Look, I can understand why the tent embassy was established all those years ago. I think a lot has changed for the better since then. We had the historic apology just a few years ago, one of the genuine achievements of Kevin Rudd as prime minister. We had the proposal which is currently for national consideration to recognise indigenous people in the Constitution. I think the indigenous people of Australia can be very proud of the respect in which they are held by every Australian and, yes, I think a lot has changed since then and I think it probably is time to move on from that.”

And it's a sad day when comments as innocuous as these lead to the protest seen in Canberra on the 26th.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Advance Australia Fair?

Republished with thanks to my mate Island Mick.

Australians all let us renounce,
That we are young and free;
We've fucked the soil and raped for oil
And desalinated our sea;
Our land abounds in Resource gifts
For sale to any who care;
In years to come when we're not dumb
We'll see that tax's weren't Fair!
In drunken strains then let us sing,
"How much can a koala bare!"

Beneath our polluted southern Cross,
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To sell the coal and uranium ore
To faraway foreign lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless gold to sell;
With complacenecy and apathy,
To advance our deserved hell.
In pissed up strains then let us sing

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Are the wheels falling off Natural Sequence Farming?

Heard some interesting rumours a month or so ago the Peter Andrews' supporters have been leaving him and he's been calling around other organisations (NGO's, local government) trying to drum up support and today I come across a couple of interesting posts, from the NSF Forum, posted by Duane Norris"

Peter Andrews has returned 'home' to South Australia to see if he can enlist support there for his 'agenda'.(italics theirs)
And from the Natural Sequence Association website:

The recently elected Chairman of the Governing Body of the NSA Inc, Duane norris, has tendered his resignation as Chair and Board member to the NSA GB Board on the 15th December, 2011.

Duane had been a Foundation Board member since the GB was formed
All very interesting.