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We have to start and address the issues. Graeme Hockey’s banding would be a great step in the right direction, with mandatory time lines and fines as suggested. Keep it from the lawyers and judges.
And bailed to country: Just give it a try, nothing ventured nothing gained.

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Cooling streets: Bath St median strip top priority?
I don’t know the height of mature trees ($7,000 to $8,000 each), the article suggests no height.
In my experience and depending on the height, these trees will require support until the root system matures enough to provide that support. Usually supported by cables attached to a anchors at ground level for several months.
I wonder how this will be achieved.
Maybe that smaller trees be used with a tree ring to protect them from vandalism until they reach maturity.

New youth justice regime gets busy
I spoke to a judge after reading this article.
I would strongly suggest the three women highly experienced in youth work who were talking with two journalists, get immediate legal advice on what is and what is not legal in relation to under age children having sex, especially as it would appear its accepted within a government run establishment.
The law is the law no matter what culture you use to interpret it.

AAPA no obstacle to emergency action on trees since 2013 
Why would Power and Water need to be involved? It is obvious from the photo, the part of the tree that needs pruning is more than a safe distance from the power lines.

Facts about street kids made public
It would be interesting to know the number of Indigenous and non-Indigenous. And also, how many of the children were transported directly from organized events like the disco?

Box drains a worry in hail storms
A simple method for box gutters is to make a wire tube a bit larger than the gutter outlet from say chicken wire which has say 5mm holes.
Push the wire into the downpipe and make sure the top is below the depth of the box gutter.
This will prevent leaves, ice etc from going down the drain pipe and causing a blockage.
Ice floats in water so the water will escape into the drain under the ice.
Regular maintenance is required to remove leaves etc from the sump or gutter.

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