Erwin: Craig is right. In the folder holding my expired passport, …

Comment on TOs seek to block pipeline. Hendo in the gas business. by Frank Baarda.

Erwin: Craig is right.
In the folder holding my expired passport, there is a message from the then responsible minister: The Australian Government will assist Australians in trouble overseas whenever possible, wrote Alexander Downer.
Tell that to David Hicks and Julian Assange!
The very same Alexander Downer as the foreign minister put down Kevin Rudd’s ability to speak Mandarin, which in hindsight is about the most positive aspect of KR.
AD felt that there was no need to learn foreign languages, an opinion that qualifies him to high office as much as Australia’s Cultural Ambassador – Les Patterson.

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Coniston Massacre remembered
@ Kathy: I attended the 90th anniversary.
A descendant of the Murray family made a beautiful speech which was received in the same spirit in which she gave it.
There was virtually no rancour or animosity evident.
It was all about telling and acknowledging what happened.
Kathy, there was no “wallowing” in the past.
As for Dick Kimber, he’s a historian (and a good one at that), and that is what historians do – they study and tell the past.


They must be joking!
@Alex Nelson (Posted April 18, 2017 at 10:29 am)
I stand corrected. Nothing wrong with rust. From a geological perspective there is not much difference between ochre and rust anyway, both are oxides of iron.
Mind you, Joan Baez’s song “Diamonds and Rust” would lose much of its poetry if it was called “Tetrahedrally crystalized carbon and ochre”.


They must be joking!
@ Heather Wells:
Thanks for your information. You have made my day.
“….come in either a rusted finish or can be powder coated…”
Every dark cloud has its silver lining, thank goodness they didn’t pick the rusted finish.

I’ve printed out the image and am going to take it to our Warlukurlangu Artists centre.

I can see a mass switch to dot rabbits.


They must be joking!
@Interested community Member (the first comment). Sometimes I’m a bit slow off the mark. “A better choice would have been a Kangaroo….”
Indeed!- A Kangaroo Court!


They must be joking!
No Kieran, they are not joking.
A sense of humor is not something those in authority in our Northern Territory are known for.


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