Our local MP Craig Ingram was on ABC talkback in February waxing lyrical about the inspiring majesty of whales and how Japan shouldn’t be hunting them. When I suggested that our land giants were equally rare, awesome and inspiring and were being equally butchered for an equally senseless reason, he stuttered a disagreement.
His capture by the local woodchip mafia was very evident. In his regular local newspaper column he told us that climate change is real and we’ll all need to batten the hatches. This awareness is welcome, but surely he can see that standing forests are one of the best remedies we have. Politicians get themselves into some pretty tight knots justifying their blindingly contradictory statements.