Guest article by Ralph Ellis who welcomes constructive feedback – some familiar ice ages charts put together in a way I have not seen.
To listen to our media you would think mining contributed little to our economy now – for months the media has been full of “the end of the mining boom” sentiment. To provide some balance – check out some statistics from the RBA –
This chart of exports shows that without our resources sector exports Australia would indeed be the basket case of SE Asia.
Green opponents never give up. The ABC reports – Lancefield bushfire: Resident says ‘heads should roll’ over controlled burn that escaped containment lines – I see on ABC 24News TV some academic attacking the use of “controlled burns”. Remember that the destruction of the little Tasmanian town Dunalley 4th Jan 2013 was due to a controlled burn that was not properly put out – smouldered away in stumps then broke out after wind got up. Careless work. TV news coverage shows many houses around Lancefield buried in bush – clearly many people do not understand risk.
Reports on large air tankers in Australia spring 2015
Last week – Tuesday afternoon I recall – it was reported on ABC TV news that a large air tanker was being sent to the Lancefield fire from Richmond NSW – I was away a couple of days after that but never saw a photo of it in action and never heard a thing. Did it ever arrive and operate ?
The ABC reports – Geert Wilders’ visa delay ‘an assault on freedom of speech’, says new anti-Islam party Australian Liberty Alliance – Most of those right of centre Australian voters who are interested will have heard of Geert Wilders by now and will not need him to convince them to vote for the Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA). Just now with the coronation of Malcolm Turnbull and assorted Jihadis plying their trade in Australia the ALA has an avalanche of circumstances working in its favour. Sooner they launch the better.
Although it is only two weeks since the Malcolm Turnbull coup de etat the leftward turn in the direction of Australia is obvious.
 Picking an inexperienced defense minister.
 PM’s statement “…without “waging war with unions”
 Cuddling up to the renewable energy sector again.
 New naval ships – surface units and submarines will be built in Adelaide again after the disasters of the Collins Class dud submarines. Paying too much again for inferior ships just to appease SA electorates.
 Senator Fifield glowing praise for the leftwing propagandist ABC.
 A fair bit of silence on what Turnbull will do about the China Australia free trade agreement ChAFTA – China has already warned that time for ratification is ticking away – while Labor wants to extract some price in the Senate.
 Australia announcing it is running for a seat on the UN Security Council in 2029 – 2029!!!! what a ridiculous bad joke.
 Trying to join UN Human Rights Committee collection of noted democratic countries – China, Congo, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. – What a disgusting bad joke.
 Heading for capitulation to IPCC line at Paris UN climate conference end year
 The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption (TURC) obviously heading for winding up at end year – despite reams of evidence of various unions criminal activities and wrongdoing.
 Inviting unions to Canberra conference today in the face of evidence at the TURC.
 I am waiting for borders to be weakened.
 The Adani coal project in Queensland put in legal limbo by Federal Dept of Environment incompetence – must now be near doomed under Turnbull.
IMHO the new Australian Liberty Alliance could well be a viable alternative for conservatives looking for an effective place for their first preference vote in the senate – then bring your prefs back to the Nationals – Liberals. The ALA could also pick up votes already going to disparate christian and right of centre senate groups – ALA could remake the senate if they can get effective spokespeople – despite the main stream media will unite against them. Added 4 Oct – events landsliding in favour of ALA – yet there are few signs they are awake.
Three ABC articles – radio – 7.30 Report.
Looks from the air like a normal open cut – heap leach site – all works would have been approved by Mines Dept.
It would cost many millions of dollars to replicate the engineering works at this established silver mining site – the silver price in AU$ shows signs of forming a bottom – the site could well open again when economic conditions improve for silver. So the site should be regarded as a valuable State asset.
2008 aerial view with labels
The Dept is holding a $2million bond which would be way in excess of some precautionary dam works to confine any runoff.
It is not apparent from the aerials where there is a pond in danger of spilling.
If any readers are local to Texas – they might have more information – presumably the site is managed by a caretaker as there must be much valuable gear there. As Beachgirl said at comment 8 – the ABC talks big about cyanide yet the Qld Mines Dept say cyanide levels are […less than “the level for release to surface waters cited in the International Cyanide Management Code”.]
So as usual the truth is in short supply whereas anti-mining propaganda is beaten up big time.
This presumably is the previous operator.
Just as well it happened near low tide or it could have been blamed on rising sea levels. Similar happened in 2011. Sinkhole swallows car, caravan at campsite near Queensland’s Rainbow Beach
Now I suppose we are stuck for evah with these insane year after year, after year, after year, after year errors by the ignorant BoM for evah.
On the other hand maybe it is just by chance true that the hottest night-time temperature anomaly across all Australia – just so happened to be at the same outback airstrip in the Northern Territory every year from 2002 to 2007 incl. Yair that makes sense – must make sense to the idiot BoM.
The ABC reports here and here – Jo Nova reports on an expose of massively corrupted BoM data.
Here is the Senator’s biography on her own web page – can somebody please explain to me how the Senator was the best candidate for this hugely important job in charge of the mega spending ($32Billion) at the Dept of Defence ?