[First filed: August 24, 2009 @ 11:49]
John Hargreaves has announced that, having last week murdered the Fringe Festival, he’s killing off Queen’s Birthday fireworks.
Some days it seems as if the man gets up in the morning devoted to making Canberra a worse place to live.
He is offering an amnesty for any of the now illegal fireworks you might have cached:
- “The Government understands that many Canberrans may still have fireworks that were bought legally on previous Queen’s Birthday long weekends. We will be encouraging people to do the right thing and hand in any stored fireworks for safe disposal without any questions asked, Mr Hargreaves said.
The ‘hand-in’ will commence on Saturday 29 August and operate for the following three weekends. Details of the ‘hand-in’ arrangements are available at www.ors.act.gov.au. The ‘hand-in’does not involve compensation for surrendered fireworks. Mr Hargreaves stressed that people will be liable for prosecution if caught with consumer fireworks following the ‘hand-in’period.