|Victoria's Hazelwood open-cut brown coal mine|
still burning after some weeks.
Note#2: Radio National News reported on 21 March that the fire was officially "out"]
Then there is the Abbott Government's patchwork National Broadband Network. In a country ruled by 'the tyranny of distance', you might think state-of-the-art communications was essential.
|The Coalition's internet connection vision.|
Now it's industrial hemp, a forest-saving, low irrigation crop with a thousand uses. As it has no intoxicating effects, there was never even any justification for banning it and now even the USA, which invented the ban, is legalising the growing of hemp. But conservative, backward Australia remains in the dark ages as it misses out on yet another opportunity to compete in the 21st century. Once the 'lucky country', should we now be known as the 'dumb country' as we race towards banana republic status?
|Just say no - emblematic of Australia's|
attitude to everything?