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Another Victorian Labor Party Flood On The Mitchell

June 5, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Remember how the former Labor Government in the State of Victoria in Australia refused to build a cheap dam on the Mitchell River for a quarter of the price of its desalination plant? Remember how Labor turned the dam reservation on the Mitchell into a national park to stop anyone else […]

Cyclone Yasi Proves Only That we Panic too Fast

February 5, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt IT HADN’T even hit yet, and already a gibbering horde was shrieking that Cyclone Yasi proved we’d warmed the world. There was Christine Milne, of course, deputy leader of the Greens, the most deceitful party to shame Parliament. How fast she flapped up the microphones to crow: “It is a tragedy of […]

A Few More Inches and Heaven Help Brisbane

February 5, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt Look very closely at this image. It is taken from a position on the lake side of Wivenhoe Dam looking towards and across the Dam’s wall, that thin black line you can see. Between that area of green in the middle distance you can see the frothing of the water as it […]

A Man-Made Flood in Queensland, All Right

February 1, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt National hazards consultant Steven Molino wonders how much of the damage in Queensland was caused by its government’s failure to protect flood-prone areas: As far back as 1999, Dingle Smith of the Australian National University illustrated this by comparing NSW and Queensland flood funding figures from 1983 to 1993. Nationally, 85 per […]

Super Cyclone Yasi Heads For Queensland With UPDATES

January 31, 2011 by

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CYCLONE YASI This post will have the original story about this huge Cyclone Yasi part way down the Post here, and the most recent UPDATES will be at the top of the post. All times quoted are in Australian Eastern Standard time All links to the most recent news articles will be at the top […]

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Pays For Her Flood Levy

January 29, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt Julia Gillard is betting that voters will forget the pain of her flood levy by the time of the election, and praise instead the Government which by then has balanced the Budget again. Trouble is, there will be quite some forgetting to do: JULIA Gillard is fighting to contain a growing public […]

A Levy to Fix a Flood of Spending

January 28, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s flood levy proves how criminally wasteful Labor has been, and so do her cuts to green schemes. The Prime Minister’s levy will raise $1.8 billion of the more than $5 billion the Government expects to spend to fix flood damage in Queensland and Victoria. And, while Gillard […]