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Swapping Asylum Seekers!

Submitted by Selwyn Johnston on Sun, 22/04/2007 - 16:37

The Government's latest strategy of swapping Sri Lankan asylum seekers for Cuban and Haitian refugees in the US is simply bizarre and demonstrates just how much John Howard has lost touch with the electorate.  People smugglers will be telling their clients that the glittering prize of a life in the US is now available - they just have to be apprehended in Australian waters.

Water & The Bradfield Scheme...

Submitted by Selwyn Johnston on Tue, 20/02/2007 - 10:41

Barron Falls in flood. Photot courtesy National Library of Australia- by Selwyn Johnston

While Far North Queensland, the channel country, and much of Queensland's west is experiencing exceptional early summer rains, South East Queensland remains dry as it has done for several years.

The southeast is the most populous area of the State and growing on a daily basis, yet it has no water reserves.

THE SOLUTION... the revised Bradfield Scheme, a National Water Grid, an infrastructure asset owned and operated by the Federal government on behalf of, and in the best interests of, the people of Australia!

Water… A Failure By Successive Governments

Submitted by Selwyn Johnston on Sun, 04/02/2007 - 17:12

- by Selwyn Johnston

While Far North Queensland, the channel country, and much of Queensland's west is experiencing exceptional early summer rains, South East Queensland remains fine and dry as it has done for several years now. Water restrictions have been in place for some years but it is also a number of years since dam catchment areas have had rainfall exceeding 50 mm, not even top up water. Not good news!

The southeast is the most populous area of the State and growing on a daily basis, yet it has no water reserves. The question is, "How did this situation come about?"

There really is a trilogy of answers.

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