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Lloyd finds worst possible compromise for water-skiing on the lake.

By johnboy - 10 October 2005 9

ABC Online is reporting that Territories Minister Jim Lloyd is bringing water-skiing to the lake but for the few, not the many.

A four month trial of water skiing on Lake Burley Griffin will begin in November.

The trial will be limited to practice sessions for elite, competitive skiers.

How cosy.

The Chief Minister has kindly put up a media release explaining the trial will thankfully be confined to the East Basin.

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Lloyd finds worst possible compromise for water-skiing on the lake.
terubo 3:15 pm 12 Oct 05

Good point. Perhaps the ‘competitive’ thing refers to who can pay out the most $$$ for the skiing permit.
That done, you become ‘elite’ – even if you’re so crap, you get dragged around at 70kph on your bum (which I don’t advise, given what I’ve seen floating around in the water).

bulldog 1:49 pm 12 Oct 05

How the fuck are they going to tell who’s elite and who’s not? Will they have ‘elite police’ patrolling, waiting to arrest anyone who face-plants or fucks up badly? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; what a crock.

If I want to go and throw my hat in the water-kiing ring, then I’ll bloody well do it. I guarantee I’m not elite, but it’ll be a cold day in hell before they can stop me trying it. Between the ‘nimbys’ and the ‘elite nazis’ the rest of us have a hard time having some fun.

Thumper 11:44 am 12 Oct 05

I would like to see the lake extended. In fact canals up Northborne Avenue and down South. Then we won’t need buses and light rail or buggies pulled by camels.

We could have Gondolas instead…

Maelinar 11:35 am 12 Oct 05

I would like to announce the inaugural 1337 RiotACT competitive ski race for fun. It will be held in December sometime.

That should be enough to make us all elite, competitive skiiers.

To the lake !

terubo 10:28 pm 11 Oct 05

Delicately stated, Vic.
It would be a great place for the Navy to do depth-charge practice, instead of buggering up the coral on the Barrier Reef.
And cheaper for the Combined Services to conduct amphibious wargames here, than to waste all our money trekking off to FNQ or the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Vic Bitterman 9:01 pm 11 Oct 05

We need to open up the lake to all forms of recreational boating.

What the fuck else is there do do with it apart from catch carp and admire it’s brown-ness.

Fuck the nimbys who live near LBG who will indoubtably bleat. They can go and piss off to Nimbin or somewhere.

terubo 8:06 pm 11 Oct 05

I sure hope the LBG Monster frequents the East Basin occasionally…all “elite, competitive” tossers deserve to be gobbled.

ssanta 9:57 am 11 Oct 05

Fruck it. Four months open slather and see what happens. Time to start rebuilding the submarine out the front of AWM

Indi 9:23 am 11 Oct 05

Min. Lloyd obviously reads and heeds what is suggested on RiotAct – http://the-riotact.com/?p=1176#comments

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