Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ok, own up! Who's been handing out the generous servings of Christmas cheer?

Seriously, anyone would think it's Christmas what with the sudden flashes of commonsense I've read online in the last few hours.

Stonnington refused a demolition order and slapped an interim heritage order on that wonderful 120 year old Toorak Grammar building.

Heritage Victoria said Nay to the proposal to demolish the Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour .

....and now the Federal Govt has stepped in to hold an inquiry into the Brighton Bypass in Tassie which will destroy a multitude of Aboriginal artefacts if allowed to go ahead.

Another tid bit of gossip I gleaned from the regional newspapers last week was that Time Team's Tony Robinson is (or at least, was) amongst us.
He apparently attended the 159th Monster Meeting anniversary at Chewton (near Castlemaine) on December 15.

And New Zealand authorities are flashing about their UFO files.
Spooky, Mulder!


  1. I was quite surprised at the Bacchus Marsh and Toorak Grammar result, but they are not saved yet. I don't know about the Brighton Bypass in Tassie. Better check it out.

  2. I agree, Andrew; they're not saved yet but what a turn around from the previous stance at the earlier meeting on Toorak Grammar!
    Where there's life, there's hope....!

  3. I am very cynical about the release of the UFO files in NZ. A day or two before, we had news that our Accident Compensation is being opened up to 'private' providers. Right before Christmas when all the media are closing down for the hols. The UFO stuff just seems like an extra layer of distraction so the ACC news gets 'lost'.

  4. Ahh, yes, Kiwi, an obvious case of 'watch this hand doing tricks while I pick your pocket with the other hand'.
    Bit of a worry that the Accident Compensation is 'open' to private companies, isn't that involving breaches of privacy?

  5. No, probably not. More of a worry that companies will purchase 'cheaper' coverage for their workers that will entitle them to less. And we took on ACC in return for the loss of the right to sue for accidents.

  6. Ah so nice to see good news for a change - maybe sense will prevail in the world after all! I wanted to stop by too and say a BIG thank you for your visits to Kangaroos of the Scrubby Bush and taking the time to comment, oyu always leave me with a smile. I may be absent for a while due to working commitments, but I'll be back. Merry Christmas to you and yours and here's to a fantastic 2011 for us all!

  7. Ahh, that is a slippery slope on a hiding to nothing then, Kiwi :(

    No worries, Cheryl, you're a fab writer and I know I've enjoyed your blog posts and adventures with Merrilyn :)
    Merry Chrissy and a happy 2011 :)