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Hargreaves kills fireworks now

By johnboy 24 August 2009 161

[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.

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Jim Jones 9:23 am 04 Sep 09

TheObserver said :

I agree with Ivan76 – For mine, if your pooch can’t stand loud noises and bright etc then there are precautions you can take

I suggest you talk to people who work at the RSPCA. Last cracker night they had such cases as a dog that broke most of his teeth because he was trying to bite through his cage to escape the sounds of fireworks.

Oh, but ‘your dog’ is fine, so everyone else must be just complaining for no reason, right?

I must admit that I struggle with accepting you as a decent pet owner if your response to animals in distress is the throwaway line: ‘look after them better’.

TheObserver said :

As for the big letter boxes – I can tell you straight that legally bought fireworks would not, unless you spent about $300 and then a couple of days taking them apart, make a device that would do that level of damage – sorry, not possible.

Utter bollocks. I’ve seen legal fireworks repackaged to take apart a solid brick letterbox with a steel core (and taken part). I’m quite glad that you can’t figure out how to do it, but it’s really not that hard.

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