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Non-decision announced on Queen’s Birthday Fireworks – decision coming

By johnboy - 15 January 2009 41

John Hargreaves has announced that he’s taking the fireworks issue to cabinet for a decision on their continued consumer use at the Queen’s Birthday Weekend post 2010.

    “The general public will be permitted to purchase and use consumer fireworks over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June this year,” Mr Hargreaves said.

    “The fireworks industry is required to order stock well ahead of the long weekend and if fireworks are ever to be banned the Government must give sufficient notice.

    “I will be putting a paper to my Cabinet colleagues in the coming months to make a decision once and for all about the future of consumer fireworks in the Territory.

UPDATED: The RSPCA has expressed despair and frustration at the Government’s continued refusal to give in to their demands.

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Non-decision announced on Queen’s Birthday Fireworks – decision coming
Pandy 9:39 pm 15 Jan 09

What no more offal jokes?

BerraBoy68 9:32 pm 15 Jan 09

Is it true the police caught two suspicious looking men wondering around Charnwood last night – one was dressed as a car battery and the other as a firecracker? Apparently the cops charged one and let the other one off.

I’m here all evening, I recommend the veal….

Pandy 9:29 pm 15 Jan 09

I think it is a great idea to ban fireworks.

Quokka 9:13 pm 15 Jan 09

I just think the whole thing has totally been blown out of all proportion.

jakez 6:59 pm 15 Jan 09

seekay said :

It’s amazing that fireworks have lasted so long in the ACT.

Yeah I can’t believe they’ve survived this long. In some respects the ACT is very progressive and liberal but in many respects its very ‘pro nanny state’.

Granny 6:37 pm 15 Jan 09

Someone should blow the lid on it, alright.

bigfeet 6:33 pm 15 Jan 09

Someone needs a rocket put up their bunger for this lack of decison.

What a bunch of pinwheels.

Granny 6:27 pm 15 Jan 09

At least they’ll go out with a bang!

luther_bendross 6:09 pm 15 Jan 09

I just hope that Cabinet make the explosive decision. I mean right, make the right decision. And I hope that the right decision is explosive and/or hilarious.

But seriously, caaaaaaaarn.

heinous 5:06 pm 15 Jan 09

Non-decision announced…

yeah, I agree, it’s a bit of a fizzer.

seekay 3:41 pm 15 Jan 09

It’s amazing that fireworks have lasted so long in the ACT.

p1 3:37 pm 15 Jan 09

I guess the decision on fireworks is stil up in the air…

BOOM BOOM!

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 3:30 pm 15 Jan 09

Another step toward being a nanny state with citizens who take no responsibility for themselves.

Gungahlin Al 3:28 pm 15 Jan 09

I guess the decision on fireworks is stil up in the air…

p1 3:28 pm 15 Jan 09

Yay! Fireworks this year!

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