Canberra gets a second Pink show

johnboy 9 January 2007 43

Accessallareas has a story on Pink adding a second Canberra show to her tour after the first show sold out.

“The new show will be on Sunday May 20th at the AIS Arena with tickets on sale next Monday January 15 through Ticketek 132 849.

Can anyone recall the last time a major act played two nights in Canberra?

What's Your Opinion?

Please login to post your comments, or connect with
43 Responses to Canberra gets a second Pink show
Thumper Thumper 12:34 pm 10 Jan 07

RSPCA is also not a commercial enterprise in the true sense of the word.

Maelinar Maelinar 12:30 pm 10 Jan 07

The RSPCA manage quite well with that amount of animals on premises…

Still no mulesing…

Thumper Thumper 12:22 pm 10 Jan 07

Mael, if you had 400-500 cats and dogs you would be arrested!


Maelinar Maelinar 11:07 am 10 Jan 07

If I mulesed my dog/cat/fish, I would be arrested. The RSPCA would be onto me faster than Chick Henry onto a Government Handout.

So why is it ok on sheep ?

Answer 1. There are about a billion more of them than pets
Answer 2. It is a recognised technique
Answer 3. Every other farmer in the country is doing it

Those kinds of answers are lame, and pathetic. I am aware that farmers aren’t intending to be cruel, however their reluctance to deal with the problem is stupendous.

At an individual level, farmers can’t make the change. How long has there been farming cooperatives though, the last 1000 years of the 2000 years we’ve been farming ?

It’s time some of the fat they have been living off the last few thousand years were turned back around into business development.

No business has ever progressed by standing still, this is real 101 economics stuff…

Thumper Thumper 9:24 am 10 Jan 07


I’ll wade in here. Yes, mulesing does look barbaric. I know, I do it quite often on my dad’s farm.

Okay, not the mulesing bit, but I do the docking and ear tagging and quite often innoculations. In fact last mob of lambs we fixed was only a few months ago, about 160 of them from memory.

Believe me, if we had a self shearing, fly blown immune sheep, we’d be using them. But they don’t exist, no matter how much money CSIRO has thrown at it.

In reality the mulesing is simply sutting away the skin around the lamb’s arse so that wool no longer grows there. Docking gets rid of the tail. And no, they don’t bleed all over the place if it is all done correctly.

End result, no fly blown sheep and seriously, you don’t want to see a seriously fly blown sheep. The only thing to do to help it is to shoot it.

Pink may be passionate about the issue, but also uninformed. However, that is her perogative.

Farmers generally don’t go out of there way to be be cruel to their stock, afterall, it is their livelyhood.

simto simto 8:45 am 10 Jan 07

Bit more complicated than that, J Dawg – an individual member of the police force may be charged with a crime in the course of their duties, and, depending on the case, the police force union may very well cover their legal bills.

J Dawg J Dawg 9:57 pm 09 Jan 07

Something caught my eye:

Individual members of PETA may have individual court cases against them, so do the police. The police are still the authoritative source relating to crime. Do I need to make more analagies

No more analagies needed, however a justification to that comment is needed. If a member of a Police force commits a crime, does the Police force pay their legal bills? How is this the same when PETA pays the legal bills to defend their members of the animal cruelty charges they are facing?

simbo simbo 9:15 pm 09 Jan 07

It’s your right to boycott PETA and their supporters, KaneO. Just as it’s the right of Members of PETA and their supporters to boycott whatever they want to.

Ain’t freedom great?

KaneO KaneO 7:33 pm 09 Jan 07

I could not attend any event, or purchase any product associated with a PETArd.

vg vg 6:24 pm 09 Jan 07

Pink is married to a retired American moto x rider named Carey Hart

hk0reduck hk0reduck 6:03 pm 09 Jan 07

I dislike Pink but if her selling out one (or two) concerts in canberra leads to more big name musicians paying attention to canberra then hooray!

Although I guess the 6+ hours spent on a bus to and from sydney does add to the experience of seeing a bigname group in concert.

Jazz Jazz 5:23 pm 09 Jan 07

Seriously people. Who gives a shit?

She’s as much entitled as you to have her own opinion and IMO good on her for voicing it. I think that not enough people speak up when they see something they disagree with.

If you dont like what she is saying then dont pay any attention.

Nik_the_Pig Nik_the_Pig 5:03 pm 09 Jan 07


I had no idea about her stance on sheep but from listening to her lyrics I agree with Maeliner’s first comment. Like or dislike her music it’s better than “like me ‘cuase I’m stupid and pretty” which is all most of the other pop missy’s offer

gurunik gurunik 5:03 pm 09 Jan 07

pink is also here to see the family…..she’s married to the aussie motocross bloke (corey someone?).
personaly i think that she’s a bit of a slapper, and her views on animal husbandry are those of someone that has a fluffy view of the world. mulesing is a pretty extreme solution to a common sheep problem, and i don’t think farmers make the decision lightly. there are other ways to combat flystrike like crutching etc. our family never did it to our sheep, but i do remember the sight of maggot infested sheeps arses. lovely.
as my farmboy cousins say…don’t hang shit on farmers with your mouth full.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 5:02 pm 09 Jan 07

Pink is a c*nt! She’s just like all the other morons in PETA (and other similar idiotic organisations) who bleat on about how cruel Australians are because we ‘mistreat’ sheep and kill lovely cute kangaroos.

I’d be more worried about the damage Pink is doing to the enviroment by releasing more ‘music’ on compact discs made out of lovely petrochemicals!

vg vg 4:36 pm 09 Jan 07

“fucking tree hugging hippies.”

Yeah, that’s me in one, you have no idea

“with farmers committing suicide all over the shop”


Nothing like a bit of overgeneralisation, and then sprouting off on something you know nothing of (“i just made that up, though. i don’t have any facts.”) to make yourself look silly.

But then again you could just look silly, or prove that you are by saying this:

“also: once i had a pot plant and a family of mice. i too considered myself a farmer.”

Absolute doodle

Maelinar Maelinar 4:28 pm 09 Jan 07

umm, where did you miss the comment that I have docked sheep ?

Yes, it was me driving the hot iron castrater.

It was me, the farmer, thinking that there must be a better way to do things. It was me speculating that after 2000 years of farming the animal that surely somebody had thought of improving the way we do business.

Practically, I don’t think the world will boycott Australian wool, but if it prompted people into action, then it would be a positive move wouldn’t it ?

Only need to look at Dolphin Safe Tuna to see an example of customer-driven corporate change. Fancy having a customer willing to pay MORE money for a product that has been caught in a more environmentally friendly or humane manner. Oh that’s right, that’s exactly what we are talking about.

toastie toastie 4:13 pm 09 Jan 07

fucking tree hugging hippies.

toastie toastie 4:13 pm 09 Jan 07

okay, so, it appears you do kind of know what you’re talking about. i just assumed that because you think Pink is a good role model that you were a complete dumbass. my mistake.

first up, i think you and i have different ideas of ‘improper practices’. we’re not going to agree here.

Australian Wool Innovation Limited has actually invested a fuckload of money into alternatives for mulesing. so far they have found nothing that is feasible. they are on the right track, and they are trying to develop other cost-effective options, but until then farmers don’t really have a choice.

why should the common farmer worry about mulesing? in their opinion, it is saving the sheep from a horrific death in the most cost-effective way possible. i love a cute animal as much as the next person but when you’re struggling to feed your family in a drought like this one, you aren’t thinking about alternatives to a perfectly functional practice. with farmers committing suicide all over the shop i just think it’s tragic that people choose to focus on things like this.

you talk like farmers have pots of money to be throwing at research into mulesing alternatives. so far, AWI have invested nearly $1 mil into this cause. isn’t that good enough? the fact is that (real) farmers do not have the resources to do anything about this. they are busy trying to work out how they will feed the sheep to keep them alive (non-surical alternatives are fairly redundant if the sheep is dead or was never born in the first place, don’t you agree?).

also: once i had a pot plant and a family of mice. i too considered myself a farmer.

anyway, it’s clear that we just have VERY different views of what is important. the point is that Pink knows fuck all about what she’s spouting off and if the world boycotted Australian wool, a lot of families would be up shit creek. are you cool with supporting that? i’m not.

VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt 3:45 pm 09 Jan 07


CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter


Search across the site