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

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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ant ant 11:21 am 03 Jun 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Tell Hargreaves you’re pretty sure young people like them and they’ll be gone by 2010. Tell him people sometimes like to enjoy a bottle of red while watching them and they’ll be gone this year, lest there be less vino for him.

Well he’s certainly not going to ban wine! And he’s got to ban something, be reasonable.

chewy14 chewy14 10:36 am 03 Jun 09

Someone smashed a glass bottle outside my house last night.

ALL GLASS PRODUCTS SHOULD BE BANNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 10:26 am 03 Jun 09

Or we could just accept that for every legal, safe activity out there, a small number will find a way to abuse said activity, and that’s the cost of living in a relatively free society. I’ll take the occasional thud in the night over a nanny state any day. I hear burnouts more often, but I’m not about to call for a ban on cars.

deezagood deezagood 8:41 am 03 Jun 09

and it is the inconsiderate idiots, letter-box vandals, all-night crackers that will eventually spoil the fun for everyone. And guess who will get the blame – yep, the ‘uptight wowsers, hippies, oldies etc…’, when in actuality, if everyone followed the rules, there would be no public outcry against fireworks in the first place. I hope the people who originally terrorised John Hargreave’s cat(ten years ago) are happy with themselves.

deezagood deezagood 8:37 am 03 Jun 09

Except, unfortunately, not everyone is as responsible as you Berraboy.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 7:08 am 03 Jun 09

Relax everybod, I think Skippy is trolling, or he/she works for JH, or he/she really is the fun police.

When set up properly by responsible adults, a good cracker evening with family and friends while having a BBQ can be a social joy (unless you live within earshot of Skippy, apparently).

Skippy67 Skippy67 10:47 pm 02 Jun 09

Ban bombs for braindead bogans. Good luck to John H. for having the courage to stand up for banning these stupid, pointless and annoying things. Fireworks fans are really just a waste of space.

p1 p1 3:16 pm 28 May 09

Yeah, but while there are still legal ones (the lame ones), it is pretty easy to get bungers of various types. Once the legal ones go, I suspect that the illegal ones will becomes scarcer, more expensive, or both.

peterh peterh 2:37 pm 28 May 09

montana said :

i think you’re a bit late on stocking up – all the good ones were gone 3 years ago.

they cant possibly make them any tamer

they could take them away. Can’t get any tamer than that.

montana montana 2:25 pm 28 May 09

i think you’re a bit late on stocking up – all the good ones were gone 3 years ago.

they cant possibly make them any tamer

p1 p1 2:03 pm 28 May 09

I’ve been saying for years that I need to stock up on the good ones before they ban them. This year I might finally get around to it.

Postalgeek Postalgeek 2:02 pm 28 May 09

the boganville anthem

Postalgeek Postalgeek 2:01 pm 28 May 09

chk chk BOOM – the sound of a dodgy cigarette lighter and a pipe bomb with a short fuse.

peterh peterh 1:50 pm 28 May 09

Primal said :

p1 said :

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

BOOM BOOM!

No you’re thinking of timed C4 charges. Fireworks are more of a CRACKACKACKACK CRACKACKACKACK or maybe a ZWIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ-CRAK depending on what you’ve got.

if you have some of the old, large green ones, it definitely is a drain cover remover. hear them going off around tuggers occasionally…

montana montana 1:44 pm 28 May 09

hey does anyone know if fireworks will be sold this year on QBH?

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 8:24 am 16 Jan 09

Tell Hargreaves you’re pretty sure young people like them and they’ll be gone by 2010. Tell him people sometimes like to enjoy a bottle of red while watching them and they’ll be gone this year, lest there be less vino for him.

Thumper Thumper 7:56 am 16 Jan 09

Possibly they’ve made a decision and are just crapping us again

That is a distinct possibility….

willo willo 7:34 am 16 Jan 09

yea…they’re all bloody duds

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 7:23 am 16 Jan 09

people who get angry about fireworks just have too short a fuse…

caf caf 11:56 pm 15 Jan 09

I am pretty sure the LDP would be fer them.

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