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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 09:35 am

Wealthy Sydney residents believe they have the right to determine northern Tasmania’s economic destiny. Malcolm Farr ponders a turnaround:

What if independents, standing on a “Clean up Woollahra” ticket, threatened to oust the local Liberal MP for Bass unless the suburb was bulldozed back to its natural state?

Read on.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/08/2007 at 07:04 AM
    1. Don’t be ridiculous, Woollahra is in its natural state, poodles. This is a simple spelling error.

      As we all know, it’s Woolloomooloo with its salty Navy sailor types and berthing space for visiting American aircraft carriers that is over-developed, daarlings!

      Posted by splice on 2007 10 08 at 07:33 AM • permalink


    1. The hypocracy is the same with Labor candidate George Newhouse’s ex girlfriend going after Turnbull, but saying nothing about her ex, who apparantly in line with party policy, agrees with the mill.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 10 08 at 07:35 AM • permalink


    1. Sorry to go OT, but breaking news.

      Bound to happen sooner or later, but terrible all the same.

      Posted by Richard Sharpe on 2007 10 08 at 07:51 AM • permalink


    1. Not entirely related, though I’m sure a few ‘Che’ t-shirted lunatics have already thought of the ‘clean up Woollahra’ ticket…

      Speaking of Che, this link has an interesting history of that image.

      Posted by Baron on 2007 10 08 at 08:00 AM • permalink


    1. Farr in Sydney like Bolta in Melbourne seems to attract a particular opposing demographic – the frothing left, I’d call it.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 10 08 at 08:11 AM • permalink


    1. #3 And the scumbags are already out in force blaming Howard for the death…

      So predictable, so ignorant, so anti bloody everything…

      Posted by Peter W on 2007 10 08 at 08:16 AM • permalink


    1. The Israelis have been bulldozing Palestine back to its natural state; gosh, you’d think the left would approve!

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 10 08 at 08:22 AM • permalink


    1. #3: Welcome, Richard.

      God bless the diggers.

      Posted by paco on 2007 10 08 at 08:38 AM • permalink


    1. I used to live in Wollahra.  In fact I lived next to a big hole in the ground that had trains running through it, and it looked suspiciously like a half built train station (halfway between Edgecliff and Bondi Junction).

      I found out later that when the Eastern Suburbs Line was being built, the locals put the heat on the then Premier to ensure that the station was never opened.  They didn’t want the rif-raf (read residents of Redfern) taking the train and decamping in their delightful suburb (presumably to do a bit of car theft and B&E).  So CityRail got as far as buying the surrounding land, constructing half a platform, and then fenced the whole lot off.

      These people are of course the first to also run around demanding HoWARd says “sorry”, and marching for reconciliation.

      The residents of Bondi used the same objections a few years back when they blocked the extension of the Eastern Suburbs Line to Bondi.  “No westies wanted here”.  They all took the train to Cronulla instead….

      Imagine that – crying about global warming one minute, then screaming in anger when the govt tries to build a Gaia-loving form of transport to your front door.

      Turnbull should ask that the Woollahra train station be completed – 30 years after it was halfbuilt – as a carbon credit.  The wailing and gnashing of teeth would be a delight to behold.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 10 08 at 08:54 AM • permalink


    1. O/T
      Tim Flannery on Lateline has just revealed the new alarmist term: “CO² Equivalent”. Presumably CO² was not accumulating quickly enough to support the ‘dangerous climate change’ predictions of the IPCC, so they’ve lumped a few more ‘greenhouse gases’ into the mix in order that the ppm figures are higher and sound scarier and more urgent. Morons.

      Posted by under the whip on 2007 10 08 at 08:54 AM • permalink


    1. Bugger.  Two “o’s” in Woollahra.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 10 08 at 08:55 AM • permalink


    1. #10 I saw/heard that too – seems it is the ‘new calculation method’ favoured by the IPCC to back its ludicrous claims.

      The unravelling fabric of AGW theory is fraying so quickly Flummery et al are desperate to proselytize at any cost…

      Snow Cone Tony lapped it up of course and gave Flummery at least two and a half glasses of red and a big slice of cheese time to spread his unchallenged drivel.

      Posted by Peter W on 2007 10 08 at 09:07 AM • permalink


    1. # 10 – it’s a cheap red too so I’m not exactly gulping it down… Well maybe I am, but the cheese is lurvlee.


      Posted by Peter W on 2007 10 08 at 09:09 AM • permalink


    1. Thanks Paco, I did a quick intro on the Che thread, but I’ll repost it here because that one seems to have petered out.

      I’ve been reading this blog for a while but have only just been able to register and join the discussion. I live in Darwin and have just seen the arrival of Offspring Version 1.1, so I feel for Ash. I suspect I share a professional link to 185600, although I don’t think we’ve met.

      Posted by Richard Sharpe on 2007 10 08 at 09:17 AM • permalink


    1. #6 This has been building for a while. They have been having contact with the enemy in ever increasing frequency and ferocity. It effectively silences some of the criticisms I’ve seen on other blogs (no names no pack drills Tim Dunlop) that the Australian soldiers are hiding in their compound afraid to go out and mix it up. If it is true, it is tragic and I feel for the family. We won’t hear anything concrete until the family have been notified, so I’m not expecting an update tonight.

      Posted by Richard Sharpe on 2007 10 08 at 09:23 AM • permalink


    1. #14 Richard, you may be surprised how many of Tim’s commenters may share that same professional link.

      And Flannery is still a first class dick.

      Posted by CB on 2007 10 08 at 09:36 AM • permalink


    1. Re #3: my condolences to the families.  God bless the diggers!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 10 08 at 10:42 AM • permalink


    1. Back O/T:  This sort of hypocritical environmentalism is a constant theme amongst the lefties.  Ted Kennedy suppressing the construction of windmills for power generation so as not to spoil his view of Chesapeake Bay is the most glaring example of this, but there are many many others.

      It’s a classical leftie theme:  Sacrifice for thee, but not for me.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 10 08 at 10:45 AM • permalink


    1. Richard Sharpe:  Any “relationship” to this guy?  Or do you have some resemblance to Sean Bean?  ;-P

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 10 08 at 10:49 AM • permalink


    1. Welcome Richard Sharpe. Anyone who says the diggers are afraid to mix it up with the Taliban has their head up their ass. As an American , shy is not the word that springs to mind when one thinks of the Australian military.
      I’m sorry to hear about the Aussie casualties. God Bless their families and friends.

      Posted by greene on 2007 10 08 at 10:52 AM • permalink


    1. Did the MP for Trout have any comment?

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 10 08 at 11:02 AM • permalink


    1. I have a bad feeling that it’s somebody from my old regiment – 2/14 Light Horse (QMI).

      Posted by murph on 2007 10 08 at 03:13 PM • permalink


    1. #10 Yes, I heard that just for the first time this morning on Radio National: “Doctor” Tim rabbiting on about something called aludium Q-36 , or whatever, which apparently is a super-bad greenhouse gas, so superbad that we haven’t heard of it yet.  That kind of desperation gives me a warm glow.  Also amongst the good news was about the aboriginal industry getting onto the GW bandwagon/gravy train.  The good thing about gravy trains is that when enough freeloaders and carpetbaggers pile on, they grind to a halt.

      Posted by cuckoo on 2007 10 08 at 06:58 PM • permalink


    1. Former Labor Environment Minister Barry Cohen on the Woolllaahhraa set

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 10 08 at 07:05 PM • permalink


    1. I think Woollahra-ites have a right to protest about the environment in Tasmania – but first they must return the Tank Stream to its original condition.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 10 08 at 08:11 PM • permalink


  1. Richard,

    Welcome here!

    I’m in a much happier mood with Amadora today, she let me sleep for six hours in a row last night!

    Who’s got the champagne?!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 08 at 08:43 PM • permalink