of the the hypertext below acts as a
index of some of the major links within this
means that a place has been recognised as
part of Australia's natural and/or
cultural heritage, and that it deserves to
be conserved. Listing helps people to
appreciate why such a place is a
significant part of Australia's heritage.
All of these places - the internationally
renowned, the locally treasured and the
sometimes unappreciated gems - are what
make us distinctively Australian. They
form our National Estate - the natural and
cultural places which should be kept for
the future and which have aesthetic,
historic, scientific or social
significance or other special value for
future generations as well as for the
a look at our Special 1999 NSW Election
It explains a lot.
quotes about Pine
(President of the
Legislative Council) The
Honourable Dr. Meredith
Environment Minister Senator the
Democrat Leader Senator the
Honourable Ms Meg
Leader Senator the Honourable Dr
General the Honourable Mr.
Environment Minister the Hon.
Environment Minister Ms
for Natural Resources the
Honourable Mr. Bob
NSW Greens Leader
the Honourable Mr.
Leader the Honourable Dr.
NSW Minister for
Regional Development & Rural
Affairs the Hon Mr.
NSW Greens Party
Member Ms Lee
Party Member for Monaro
Mr. Peter William
re-elected Mayor of Pristine
Waters [a.k.a. Ulmarra]) His
and Media personality Dr. Karl S.
(investigative journalists) Mr.
Masters and Ms
And lastly, a
comment from (the new private
landowner of Australia's National
More quotes and
comments from the Honourable
can be found if
you just keep patiently scrolling
down this opening
pay $690,000,000.00 for one
lower Clarence Valley's very last
tiny burgeoning remnant of once
vast lowland rainforest, contained
within Australia's precious
National Estate, for
(Six dollars and
so it can be
And nobody seems
miserable dollars and
(3 hectares @
three greenbacks -
live in a world gone utterly
Networld-Project are Internet-based U.S.
environmentalists who have taken Pine Brush to
their hearts as one of their projects, and, in the
absence of the mainstream media, now work with us
in attempting to expose this shocking criminality
to the rest of our global family via the World Wide
(ignored) International Media
NETWORLD'S (ignored) follow-up!
has wisely recognised the community
service gaiaguys provides. Thanks to all
our friends at NORNET.
of Parliament, our community leaders, they
are elected for that purpose and high
standards are expected of them. Serious,
deliberate and dishonest departure from
those standards should not be swept under
the carpet, should not be subject of
cover-up. They should be brought into the
open, and ICAC is the mechanism that has
been set up for just that."
"Continual cuts in real
terms to the ICACís budget by the
Government mean the Commission will no
longer be able to meet the communityís
realistic and reasonable expectations
concerning complaints of corrupt conduct."
"The community rightly expects high ethics
and low corruption from taxpayer-funded
services, but while its elected
representatives speak in support of such
matters, the resources they provide for
this function contrast starkly with the
wishes of their constituents."
-Mr. Barry O'Keefe,
(former) Commissioner of
(Published by Angus and
Robertson, © 1992) pages 187 &
seen enough to know Australia is an
appallingly corrupt country, with none of
the excuses that helps explain corruption
in the third world. Here we are corrupt
not because we are hungry, but because we
are greedy. I am sure this would be less
so if more people knew what was going on,
and were more conscious of the pain that
corruption causes, even to
themselves. The only reaction I cannot
bear is : 'I wish you had not told me
index within our site
And here' s
the Sydney Morning Herald's recent identification of part of
the problem here
the politician with the vested interests who
started it all!
(above, a hotlinked excerpt from
our government files purchased under Freedom of
Honourable Ian Causley M.P
Morning Herald, August 23rd, 1993.
'"It is a very
poor piece of land. I would
like to see it emblazoned on the front page of
every newspaper to show how hypocritical
these people are!"'
( SO WOULD WE )
"Mr Causley said he grew up in the
area and as the local member he knew the owner and
had been told there was no
intention to clear the land as conservationists
above photograph was taken on our National Estate
in October 1998 and shows about 80 huge
donít know what they call rainforest..... whether itís
something that rain FALLS on, but, ah, ah,
yí know, it is a, itís not a great block
August 17th, 1993. The Honourable Ian
Causley, (rebel) National Party
Representative for the Northern New South
Wales Federal seat of Page, Howard back
bencher, quoted from
the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's
public regional radio.
EXTRA SBS National
Television with Helen
Honourable Ian Causley
say this is an absolute beat up! This is a
beat up of the greatest proportions! I, I
mean, foh, what the hell are you on
about?! A, a piece of land, thatís been
converted! Of no great value! Of no great
you want to have area managed then you
need people like Mr. Kratz! Theyíll, at
least, manage it!"
has the Honourable Ian Causley got to do
with the recent United Nations'
condemnation of Australia's
considerable amount ! ! ! !