Cockies up in arms

Thumper 22 October 2007 8

According to ABC Online Victorian irrigators and farmers will descend upon Parliament House to day to draw attention to the crisis facing the sector.

Representatives are hoping to meet both Prime Minister John Howard and Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd.

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8 Responses to Cockies up in arms
BenMac BenMac 9:01 am 23 Oct 07

Groups of people hold prayer meeting there all the time. The thing that got me was that one of the prayers had a heart attack, and while security were reviving him, they just went on praying. Luckly the man survived.

Thumper Thumper 8:37 am 23 Oct 07

I should remind people that Rudd is rather zealous christian.

But each to their own.

However, holding the prayer meeting in parliament house is a bit rich.

Lord Mælinar Lord Mælinar 8:31 am 23 Oct 07

haha where’s your god now ?

GregW GregW 11:21 pm 22 Oct 07


Mike Crowther Mike Crowther 10:58 pm 22 Oct 07

I was annoyed that they had the arrogance to hold a prayer meeting inside the building. Outside, by all means go for it, but parliament house is owned by everyone

Ralph Ralph 5:40 pm 22 Oct 07

$3 billion.

Lord Mælinar Lord Mælinar 4:18 pm 22 Oct 07

For the last 5 years they have been ‘farming’ whatever product it is they are growing, with 100% profit going into their back pocket.

No thought was put into infrastructure, or re-investment to make their business viable. In times of plenty, it is merely a case of plug in the tap and hey-hay lets dance to the money rolling in.

The only crisis I see is in Government policy that allowed them to do that in the first place. Go cry ‘but we’re the battlers putting your food on the table’ somewhere else.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 3:44 pm 22 Oct 07

Where have these irrigators been over the past 5 years?

There’s bugger all water because of the drought, you idiots!

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