Flinders Chase. No to More Visitors? Why?

The campaign against the Australian Walking Company’s proposal to build eco-friendly lodges at two locations on the KI Wilderness Trail is a perfect example of the dog in the manger negativity that hurls itself at every new project on Kangaroo Island. Some of the arguments are beyond ludicrous. One was: A completely different company built …

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A Bridge to Kangaroo Island

A bridge to Kangaroo Island.. It would be an amazing project, and an amazing feat of engineering. It could certainly be done. 7 News | KI Bridge A multi-billion dollar proposal to build a bridge to Kangaroo Island has been met with anger from residents. The local Mayor says a bridge could be disastrous to …

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Australia – Local Energy Development

Apart from occasional links to news stories of interest, I haven’t written anything about local oil and gas development for over a year. I am often asked why I would support energy exploration in the Bight. And even more often, it is simply assumed that no one could honestly want such development, and I must …

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KI Doctors Again

I am starting to feel something akin to outrage at the way Kangaroo Island’s doctors continue to hold medical services on the island to ransom. See my earlier post for more details about the background. Briefly, after a long period of negotiation between government and doctors’ organisations, a contract was offered to rural doctors under …

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