@1 Joe, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are one …

Comment on Treat firebugs as major criminals – call by chief bushfire fighter by Rod Cramer.

@1 Joe, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are one or more out there that fall into your experience, but most of the fires in Central Australia are lit by a different group of arsonists, no less irresponsible and dangerous, and even more frustrating. Your type are usually caught (eventually) and dealt with, ours are treated as a protected species. Unfortunately it may take more than one death to change the status quo – certainly no amount of financial cost and loss have changed anything.

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A long way north of Pt Augusta, about 190 klm’s in fact.


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Spot on “Barkley Magpie”. Trouble is, it’s not just the big issues the miners don’t do the right thing on, and consequently leave mayhem behind them for the pastoralists.
Such things as track rehab that consists of nothing more than a branch or goondie placed across the start of their soilcon disasters, or small aquifers damaged by their dodgy drillers, the list is long and depressing.


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I’ve just been shocked back into reality as to why I haven’t missed JB’s diatribe. Second sentence; as I recall it was Labour that set up all the ducks for Kilgariff. Etc.


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Remember folks, this was Federal money.
While this may be the last level crossing on the Stuart Hwy in the NT, it’s not the last on the Adelaide to Darwin line over the Stuart Highway.
Anyone genuinely concerned about safety would have attended to the one 50 km north of Pt Augusta first – it is at a seriously oblique angle, and somewhere trains would be at maximum speed, unlike our overpass, where they are just entering / leaving a 50 km/h restriction.


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Well deserved Latzy, not before time!


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