This Government Won’t Save the Great Barrier Reef

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swinging hot spot
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got 'til it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot (Joni Mitchell Yellow Taxi 1970)

I am old enough to remember when the Liberal National Parties had actual conservationists in their ranks. People who would have cared that the Great Barrier Reef was in danger due to climate change. But they all now sit on the cross bench’s as Independents.

We can no longer believe that the current Federal Government cares at all about Climate Change. The only thing to make them care is not to vote for them.

Dreaming of Travel

Four years ago Kate and I were getting organised for our visit to Scotland, London, Paris and Berlin. Today it feels like a dream. I fell in love with Paris and would love to go back. But that is all a bit academic at the moment.

At the moment I can’t even travel outside the Central Coast and who knows when lock down will end. But I did managed to get fully vaccinated and have even got my flu shot. We have postponed Katie’s birthday celebrations and hoping we will get out of lock down to celebrate a dual birthday party with her brother Ben.

I’m planning my trip through western NSW and looking at places to stay and things to do and sights to visit. I don’t know when I will be going but hopefully soon.

Still in Lockdown

I had my second vaccination for Astra Zeneca yesterday so all good to go but where? Well nowhere really until the COVID numbers come down in Sydney. So back to living like a hermit although there isn’t a lot of difference really to the way I live all the time.

Looking forward to getting back on the road again. I thought I might go and visit the west of NSW. Living by the ocean we forget that there is a whole wonderful part of Australia that most people never visit.

Coonabarabran to Moree to Walgett and Lightning Ridge and to Bourke. On the way back through Cobar, Nyngan and Dubbo. Need to do it soonish before it gets too hot.

I cant wait.

Save the Reef


We can not afford to wait for the Australian Government to act on climate change. We must demand they act in the interests of our young people and commit to reaching the Paris Agreement of 1.5 % increase in temperature.

We are reading in our newspapers daily about the death of glaciers in Europe, wildfires in California and record breaking temperatures in the Pacific north-west.

We must act today!

Senior business figures turned to former PM Kevin Rudd to intervene in bringing forward Australia’s Pfizer vaccine supply  – ABC News

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd contacted Pfizer chairman and chief executive Albert Bourla directly at the end of June to see if anything could be done to expedite the delivery of vaccines to Australia. 
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What is the point of Scott Morrison!?

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