The surest way to find an “endangered” species is to declare a major development site, and something “threatened” will soon turn up. 

So it is no surprise that the proposed expansion of Abbot Point, which has been shipping coal from Queensland for thirty years, has discovered the rare Australian painted snipe in a possible silt dumping site in adjacent swamps.

But we can save the snipe AND the Abbot Point wetlands by shifting the natural silt from port development further out to sea. That’s where rivers, creeks and ocean currents are taking it anyway. 

And everyone knows we should not try to thwart nature – natural processes will dump it there eventually.

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Bargeass
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Bargeass

Along with Juliars waterfront mansion! Only Tim the hairdresser has chosen a site in the bush on top of a hill! Tim Flubbergudgery’s overlooks the Hawkesbury Septic Tank!

Zathras
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Zathras

Ohh IMO its just inborn bad taste : )

igiveup
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igiveup

Tony Abbott

Pablo
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Pablo

You are spot on Viv, Thanks for keeping a bit a reality on what they are up to. This same true for the odd mobile Sacred Site. Like the South Australian island claim relating to Sacred Woman’s Business a couple of years ago.Cost Millions no-one charged with public mischief or costs awarded.

Panda
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Panda

Just a thought. The Greens are a DEATH CULT, just like the Islamics. Both escapees from the same asylum.

Panda
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Panda

Interview with Timbo Flannelmouth in the Future……glug…….glug glug…..

Panda
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Panda

Cretin Central open again, Pissedqlder?

Panda
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Panda

Do we know which “Greenie” placed the Snipes at Abbott Point?

Hotrocks
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Hotrocks

Yes.

johnno
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johnno

They will of course be entirely the fault of Howard and Abbott too.

TonyH
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TonyH

Maybe if it was called Gillard point or Krudd point then there wiuld be no problems! Apparently Mr Abbott is to blame for all the worlds ills and therefore he is persona non gratia! Such is the small mindedness of the leftard pigeon brain!

exbanker
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I believe that the enviroment adapts to development. Greenie’s are horrified when i tell them that. That doesn’t include those bird munchers which are just plain insidious things put all over the country side to piss people off.

igiveup
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igiveup

The Greenies are their own cult, simpleton central. The thing that amazes me is they congregate in cities. They don’t grow anything or feed anyone. It’s staggering.

Zathras
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Tell us all about the Great Inland Sea and who destroyed it by fire hunting: Australia’s GREATEST Eco disaster

Gunner
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Gunner

Thank you Viv, well put.

ThePragmatist
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I recall a development in a South Australian coastal town which was thwarted by native rights claims. The trouble is the indigenous population left in the 1880’s (yes over 130 years ago) but somehow they got a sympathetic ear.

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THNX D I I will look for that book , that’s if they have not made it disappear.

vecchio
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vecchio

Yeah and you search for sacred sites, with a geiger counter!

Dawalt
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Dawalt

Environmentalists always believe they have the right agenda to fix nature. The only thing that can fix nature is nature itself. A perfect example being the sand banked up along the entrance to Lake Conjola south side of entrance, if ever you would like to witness stupidity at work, just venture down to this part of God’s creation (Lake Conjola Beach) and see for yourself what man can ruin by changing the lay of the sand. Because of a small bird (Tern) that nests there for part of the year, it was decided to fence the sand to prevent predators… Read more »

Bargeass
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Viv I read the secret email that the WWf are quoting and it does not say what they suggest, what it says is that very little is known of his bird and its habitat and that more research needs to be done to see if it has habitat elsewhere and if its numbers are dwindling. This is the first sign of a little known bird as no one has looked for it before it could well be numbered in the millions and not endangered at all, or it may have extensive habitat in the area that can offset the dredge… Read more »

Carlos
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Carlos

Sounds like ‘Green for Danger’ starring Alistair Sim

CarrieD
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CarrieD

I wish that people would call this dredge stuff for what it is, sand and dirt. exactly the same sand and dirt found everywhere.

Threepence
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Threepence

We have these little birds on the edge of our dam ( which at present is a big puddle) mind you I am not saying it is the painted on but it is a snipe. Will have a closer look.

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Why is it that every time the name Abbott pops up it’s associated with death , destruction and disaster…in relation to the birds, the day this country starts valuing its fabulous native birdlife, will be the day they start doing something about cane toads…currently invading the Kimberley – with no resistance….sounds like something else….