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Remove the SIEV X memorial – Lloyd

By Ralph 17 October 2007 84

The ABC is reporting comments by Federal Territories Minister, Jim Lloyd, who today criticised the Stanhope Government’s backhanded moves to make the SIEV X memorial in Weston Park a permanent fixture.

Minister Lloyd noted that the memorial is damaging to other permanent monuments to police and service personnel.

While the SIEV X protest art was initially meant to be a temporary structure, the Stanhope Government has granted a 12 month extension for the sculpture to remain.

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Deadmandrinking 1:08 am 22 Oct 07

Momerial should be memorial. Sue me. It’s the Americ- uhh…Aussie way!

Deadmandrinking 1:07 am 22 Oct 07

Whilst I don’t agree with Ingee, he has reminded me to say that I think the ANZAC’S get overused in political debates and alot of people misconceive what they actually did.
In reality, WW1 was a pretty stupid war for pretty stupid causes. WW2 is about the only war where Australia was at risk from invasion. Korea, Vietnam – all bullshit. We lost the last one anyway.
The memorials should be about honoring the dead, recognising that they gave their lives and fought bravely but most of all serving as a reminder of what war truly is; tragedy. Also, they stand as monuments to our heritage, since many of our grandfathers served in war – and that is why the SIEV momerial should stay, because, whether you like it or not, in years to come, the boat people will be part of the heritage of many Australians.
To ignore the dangers posed to many of them would be irresponsible.

Pandy 10:30 pm 21 Oct 07

I’ll use that shovel nyssa to make sure he did not grt up.

I sure miss getting rid of ISP posting details.. The frackturd probably is not an aussie anyway.

nyssa76 9:00 pm 21 Oct 07

Ingeegoodbee, yeah keep going mate. It’s nice when you can express yourself so freely….oh wait, that’s because those you are slagging off died for. They were ordered to go, they did it without complaint and died in the most horrendous conditions.

A little ‘trench foot’ would go down wonders perhaps?

Just keep digging, sooner or later you’ll need some help getting out of that hole, but I sure as hell won’t help you.


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