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Immigration Bridge proposal fails

By niftydog 30 March 2010 23

Finally the folk behind this have come to their senses and will now be pushing instead for a monument within the Parliamentary Triangle. I wonder if the next proposal will be as ambitious as this was.

While immigration is certainly something to be celebrated, I’m not sure that a static monument is going to encourage people to recognise it any more than we already do. If anything it seems to condense 220+ years of successful  immigration down to some kind of transient event in the countries history. It also seems single out immigrants, which is rather odd in a country where 25% of us are immigrants, and nearly all the rest are relatively recent descendants thereof.

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ricci 12:39 pm 01 Apr 10

Harley. The “lefty” comment was a dig at “Noisey Noise…”. If Senator Humphries was supporting it it was obviously not just a “lefty group” pushing for it.

Using the lake doesn’t just mean doing things on it (sailing, swimming, windsurfing, boating, etc), it also means just looking at it and enjoying the view, the tranquility, and the lack of a monstrosity impeding your views across an expanse of water.

Commonsense has prevailed.

troll-sniffer 11:46 am 01 Apr 10

niftydog said :

luther_bendross said :

The place is extensively utilised every single day, year round.

And in reasonable peace and quiet for those who avail themselves of its beauty. No bogan powerboats and jetskis ruining the ambience for the majority by the self-centred minority.

harley 11:20 am 01 Apr 10

NickD said :

Since when is a monumental bridge commemorating immigrants a ‘lefty’ idea? It seems like a rather conservative concept to me, particularly given that there’s a been long-running bipartisan support for mass immigration since the 1940s.

mass european immigration.

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