Minister for carnage

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Last updated on July 13th, 2017 at 12:54 pm

“In 2004,” reports AAP, “Mr Garrett described the Tasmanian timber industry as logging gone mad and carnage in the forests.” Three years later:

Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has ruled out taking action under environment laws to stop logging going ahead in the Wielangta forest on Tasmania’s east coast.

This point-Peter-at-Parliament scam keeps delivering unexpected benefits; we’ll never hear Garrett talk about climate change again, and even if he did, it would be drowned out by the screams of murdered Tasmanian trees.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/09/2007 at 08:58 AM
    1. Chrome Dome Flop’s Chop Stop Dropped

      Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 12 09 at 09:17 AM • permalink


    1. If Garrett spoke in the forest would anybody hear?

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 12 09 at 09:41 AM • permalink


    1. ALP + idealists = roadkill

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 12 09 at 09:47 AM • permalink


    1. mmmmmm – roadkill – the other white meat.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 12 09 at 09:56 AM • permalink


    1. #3 Roadkill: The Tastiest of All Foods.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 09 at 09:57 AM • permalink


    1. and the cheapest

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 12 09 at 09:58 AM • permalink


    1. Very true Surfie. If it’s a hot day, it’s often cooked by the time you find it too! That’s what I call fast food.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 09 at 10:03 AM • permalink


    1. If it has been faster in he first place it wouldn’t end up being food 🙂

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 12 09 at 10:12 AM • permalink


    1. No, guys, you have to get it fresh. When we accidentally hit a roo or a goat in our vehicle (this was way in the past in our younger days) we always took the choice bits and left the less desireable parts for carrion.

      The alp has had this philosophy for more than a century. Nothing’s changed.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 12 09 at 10:17 AM • permalink


    1. Less time answering questions on climate change = more time packing cones with pop stars.  Win!

      Posted by bondo on 2007 12 09 at 10:46 AM • permalink


    1. Which pop stars, bondo?

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 12 09 at 10:56 AM • permalink


    1. Garret will be cutting the ribbon on a nuclear reactor before the year’s out… if Rudd lets him play with the scissors…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 12 09 at 01:06 PM • permalink


    1. ”…the screams of murdered Tasmanian trees.”


      That’s why I visit this site: The hilarious mental imagery I get.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 12 09 at 02:17 PM • permalink


    1. #13
      How can you laugh, Huc?
      This is serious shit, man.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 09 at 03:21 PM • permalink


    1. This ban on Garrett saying anything makes you wonder what sort of agreement Latham and Garrett signed in 2004. Did Labor contractually bind itself to a portfolio for Garrett if it was ever elected. Garrett didn’t become a millionaire businessman passing up on the chance to make money and a minister’s wage is way better than a backbencher’s. There can be no other explanation. Rudd obviously thinks the man is a liability and had he really been free to chose his ministry, he surely would not have picked Garrett.

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 12 09 at 05:25 PM • permalink


    1. #15
      I wonder the deals made to get rid of underperforming, unpopular, cock-up expert state Premiers before the election… a lot of rats seemed to be jumping in the past 12 months or so.I hope it comes out soon.

      With Beattie, I think you can only be so sorry so often that you really fucked up before people will tire of it. We shall see at the next Queensland state election.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 09 at 06:17 PM • permalink


    1. Maree #9,
      Good on you, vultures have to eat too, you know.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2007 12 09 at 06:58 PM • permalink


    1. #17

      Maree #9,
      Good on you, vultures have to eat too, you know.

      Until they are elected.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 09 at 07:01 PM • permalink


    1. Have u nothing better to do except bait your flock into rote responses? Go and get a real job for chrissake!

      Posted by Miranda Divide on 2007 12 09 at 08:48 PM • permalink


    1. But Miranda!  Like you, we all need a place to go to express our knee-jerk responses.  We make time to enjoy ourselves among friends.  What is your excuse?

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 12 09 at 09:29 PM • permalink


  1. On school holidays again Miranda?

    Posted by Art Vandelay on 2007 12 10 at 07:15 AM • permalink