Erwin, the dust cloud picture does not have a date. When …

Comment on SA Government mum on cattle deals in APY Lands by Charlie Carter.

Erwin, the dust cloud picture does not have a date.
When was it ?
It was not mentioned in the story, but the subliminal message is “overgrazing leads to dust storm”.
I doubt very much that this is the case.
In fact I would guess that the dust cloud dates from years ago in the big dry of the 90s.
Cattlemen would not be paying for agistment if the land was bare.
Please identify the date for the picture.
[ED – Hi Charlie, I don’t have the date. I chose the picture as a metaphor for the latest controversy in the APY lands.]

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What kind of world is this?
Yes, I can see the similarities now that I look, and perhaps the fictional dream is combining the two somewhat.
Being originally from NSW I always thought of Sturt as being based there, which he was originally, only basing his third expedition from Adelaide.
And he did suffer from scurvy on his final trip.


What kind of world is this?
“From this first story we move to ‘At Failure Creek’, to the perspective of a “land explorer”, recognisable as Captain Charles Sturt: a man in a “weakened and near blind state”, perhaps close to death himself …

… to the dream of the dying man – of a glorious imagined parade down Rundle Mall”

This is blatantly, obviously, StuArt, not Sturt.


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Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
Henry David Thoreau.


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Alex, from my very limited understanding of constitutional law, any legislation that attempted to vary the meaning or application of the Constitution would be unconstitutional.
It is my understanding that the only way out is a referendum to change the Constitution.


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I’m not sure what the problem is here?
Given the present gas supply and price issues, locking in a supply at (presumably) 2009 price would seem to be a smart idea.
Again, given the present “crisis” in supply and price, selling off the surplus at a handsome profit should be child’s play.


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