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May 13, 2021

Fires and Politicians

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Bernard Hinchcliffe, Mullumbimby

In 2010-11 there was major flooding in Queensland. Anne Bligh who was premier at the time gave this inspirational speech which frightened the coalition so much that they asked her not to politicise it or call an early election. She chose not to call an early election.

Can we ask our politicians to just administrate and leave the fighting of fires to the experts? Tell them us peasants are more interested in putting fires out than who is the best person to vote for.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. We can ask any up-front question but we both
    know there’ll be no answer. ScoMo is in
    hiding & only dealing with the radio jocks he
    knows & plays pat-a-cake with… ditto to his
    social media placements. He knows he’s got
    God on his side & that’s that. He ‘stonewalls’
    to perfection.

  2. Bernard, this peasant is very happy for our pollies to talk about climate change – the hope is that it’s not motivated by vote chasing so much as striking a blow for awareness raising of a dire issue at a time when its consequences should be most starkly obvious to the general populace. Many of us are just pleading: now do you believe the science? now can we start serious objective debate?

    Yes let’s listen to the firies about how to fight the fires but let’s also listen to the scientists about the links with climate change. Let’s not leave the discussion until complacency has its optimal conditions to flourish – until finally there are no such happy circumstances left.

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