Waiting for Pulpmill

The Hobart Mercury, 30 June 2009

The Hobart Mercury, 30 June 2009


The whole stinking Gunns pulp mill shemozzle has turned into a sort of Beckett play where you really hope Godot doesn’t turn up in the end. Gunns are apparently “moving forward positively with the preferred partner”. I do hope somebody has told their preferred partner that the mill has been costing a million dollars every day it’s been delayed since September 2007, so by my calculations it’s already around $670 million dollars in the hole. All I can say is thank god the RPDC wasn’t allowed to hold the bloody thing up.

The Have A Realistic Reaction Foundation

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Okay, it wasn’t the most sharply honed piece of Chaser satire ever put to air, but it’s worth keeping in mind that no actual children were harmed in the making of their episode. A simple “what the hell were you thinking?” would probably have sufficed. No doubt it’ll be mostly jokes about the weather on the ABC from now on (though none of that climate change stuff – it’s a little controversial).