Wednesday, January 25, 2006

New Minister for Bulldozers and Clearfelling

New Federal Forestry Minister Eric Abetz came out fighting yesterday after being handed responsibility for Tasmania's most controversial issues.

Given the junior Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz wasted no time infiring the opening shots against fellow Tasmanian Senator Bob Brown and his Green party.

Full story here......

I do also tend to agree with Duncan Kerr's sentiments:
The news that Hon Sen Eric Abetz is to become the minister for Fisheries Forestry and Conservation will be greeted with shaking heads in Tasmania and on the mainland

The only thing that keeps the appointment in perspective is that previous holders of that office have included Wilson Tuckey and the forgettable sacked minister who was Senator Abetz’s immediate predecessor.

It seems this is a position the Prime Minister reserves for the odd balls and those going nowhere........."

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