I’ll say it again. That hospital grandiosity being built in Adelaide costing $1 million a day for he next 35 years will take another 8 years before any facility except the carpark can be used and in the 35 year timeline will bleed every other health facility in the State.
But politicians made sure they come first with an extra $40,000 a year to cover their Facebook and Twitter workload plus a 16% add on to their Super. Yet, denied the nurses a lousy 2.5% over 3 years. Go ahead, attack the most vulnerable,
The Office of the Premier with over 1000 staff cost $21 million a year under Rann and there are over 8000 cars having 7 accidents a day costing $1.4 million for repairs. What’s next Mr. Hill? The Minister. Washing the Band Aids to save money?
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From AdelaideNow, today Nov 13
“FEDERAL Regional Minister Simon Crean has criticised the Murray-Darling Basin Authority for being “one dimensional” with the way it prepared its controversial plan to cut water allocations and save the basin.
The Australian Conservation Foundation has also attacked the MDBA for a lack of adequate modellng in its plan …..”
Having developed the infrastructure, the plantings and water distribution system for the Ramco Heights Irrigation area near Waikerie in the 60’s, the River has been a major part of my life.
It was not the “lack of adequate modeling” of the Basin Authority but the lack of proportion. The opposite to cutting 4000 gigs from the flow for any reason was to provide it or more by advocating the construction of the means to do so.
Strange, that a 60’s survey plan submitted to State Government to bring water from Argyle to Burke is ignored or the practical suggestions since then to channel water from Queensland as insurance to waterproof the nations food bowl are not even considered. Yet the reality is “drought and flooding rains”.
The means to offset the droughts have been pushed aside for an idiotic notion that by paying millions to buy water licenses during a drought from irrigators of food and putting them to the wall, the river would suddenly flow?
What a monumental waste of time and money this has been when an engineering survey for supply from the North could have been completed in less time at a fraction of the cost for a project no more difficult than the Snowy.
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It is a fact .Indeed a truism that climate changes. Why then is it suddenly Earth shattering information?
For as long as I can remember and I am over 80, it changes 4 times a year and that change has been going on for eons, since records were first found as carvings by the Neanderthals in their caves.
Nothing new about that. Each of these climate changes, to a greater or a lesser degree, is extremes of temperature, humidity or duration, and have been historically recorded. I suspect the 4000 year records of the Chinese who moved up when the tundra shed its ice along with the Vikings in Greenland and then moved south when it got a bit frozen, are the most reliable.
The climate theorists or the Greens Doomsday Cult are still pushing the convenient lie to support the political agenda for a tax because they do not have the morality to admit a mistake. What difference does the tax make to Australia while the relentless destruction of tropical forest that absorb the carbon continues and the huge industrials of China and India create it?
A Doomsday cultist has a “rising sea level due to climate change” threatening a coastal subdivision at Pt.Augusta. A high tide to threaten the subdivision has nothing whatsoever to do with climate change but to our moon and that has been known by the ancients long before a computer was invented or “computer modeling”,the bastard child that it gave birth to.
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Imagine Dear Reader, the money spent to rein in the human requirement of water from the Murray Basin to get some enviroflow to the Lower Lakes, a severe trauma for the population dependent on the River as shown by the reception at the meetings to explain. But not any practical action to waterproof the nation, only the political outcome.
After throwing $hundreds of millions buying up water licenses in the brainless notion that by doing so the river would flow with so many talkfests, the Lakes dried up anyway. These are the simple facts on record..
All of the high falutin $ values and notions they support will not be worth one cracker if there is no rain in the catchments and the river flows dry up,(1914-1921.) If the locks that provided the navigation pools had been removed because there is no more need for them, then the irrigation system for food would not exist in its present dimension.The Chaffey Bros would never have started what has become a $12 billion food bowl in the MDB from those pools between the locks.
During the present drought, I suggest that for 6 of the past 10 years the pools were not enough to sustain the irrigators and licenses were both cut and sold off for enviroflows that did not happen These are facts of record too.
Without letting all the water out of the locks the Lower Lakes dried up. So, we now have “the best available science” from modeling, the brainless bastard child that the computer gave birth to.
One would have every right to consider no practical solution arose from the MDB Authority to waterproofing the nation by pipe or canal from the seasonally flooded North, Argyle or Queensland. A project no more difficult than the Snowy. Failure to do so threatens the existence of so many families, and is so irresponsible as to be criminally liable.
The former Defence Force Chief. General Cosgrove, says that Climate Change has forced the issue for Nuclear Power and criticized the constant scrapping over the need to build them.(The Australian,Feb 4 2010) Well, Dear Reader, he is not alone.
Nuclear Power, from small reactors, a new trend.(Article from: Agence France-Presse Tokyo October 24, 2009 02:03pm)
MAJOR nuclear reactor manufacturers in Japan have begun developing small nuclear power systems for both developed and emerging countries, a report says Toshiba is developing an ultra-compact reactor with an output of about 10,000 kilowatts and has started procedures for approval in the US, the Nikkei business daily said.
The new reactor, the Toshiba 4S, is designed to minimise the need for monitoring and maintenance, with an automatic shutdown function to ensure safety in case of problems, the newspaper said.
Toshiba plans to market the reactor first in the US, while foreseeing demand from emerging countries in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe as well as in Africa, it said.
Mitsubishi has separately completed the concept design for a pressurised-water reactor with a power output of around 350,000 kilowatts, and Hitachi also aims to develop a boiling-water reactor with a capacity of 400,000-600,000 kilowatts for use in Southeast Asia and other countries, it said. World wide there are currently 427 in commission from several manufacturers
Demand for nuclear power stations has been growing around the world. A total of 151 were under construction or slated for construction in 27 countries as of the end of 2008, it said.
The Russians are to build 12 in India. Yet we are still stuffing around with the waste repository, processing the ore to fuel grade and the most important aspect for a cleaner future, leaving coal in the ground until a better use is found for it.