How to Create a Country with no Heart?

How to Create a Country with no Heart?

STACK AND PACK THE COAST by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2019 (Jun. 18, 2019) — What happened to Australia’s once-bipartisan policies favouring decentralisation? Why is every proposal to develop an outback mine, dam, irrigation scheme or a real power station now labelled “controversial” by the ABC and opposed by the ALP/Greens? This […]

Sunshine State Gored

Sunshine State Gored

QUEENSLAND GORED by Viv Forbes, ©2019, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club (Jun. 10, 2019) — The Priest of Global Warming Flew in to earn big fees. He warned of heat waves forming Unless we grew more trees. Alas for Big Al’s forecast The weather did not warm. Antarctic winds began to blast And snowy clouds […]

The Day the Earth Moved in the Galilee Basin

The Day the Earth Moved in the Galilee Basin

“WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES” by Viv Forbes, ©2019, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club (May 24, 2019) — The proposed Adani mine has been wading through a green swamp of political obstacles for nine long years. Other coal optimists have struggled to develop coal in the Galilee Basin for over 40 years. Federal Labor, […]

The Cubbie Scapegoat

The Cubbie Scapegoat

LET’S BLAME CUBBIE STATION A statement issued by Viv Forbes, forbes@saltbushclub.com, ©2019 (Feb. 12, 2019) — To download this report with all images intact click: https://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/cubbie-station.pdf on behalf of the Saltbush Club https://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/saltbush-founding-members.pdf https://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/saltbush-supporting-members.pdf Cubbie Station cops the blame for all of the problems of the Darling River, particularly by green journalists, politicians, and residents of […]

Save our Rural Colleges

Save our Rural Colleges

PRIORITIES FOR THE BUSH by Viv Forbes, ©2018, The Saltbush Club (Dec. 30, 2018) — The enemies of the bush (resident in green-and-pleasant Brisbane) want to close the Queensland pastoral colleges in droughty Longreach and Emerald. It’s time for the Feds to act – slash spending on the climate alarm and climate tourism industries and […]

The Wanton Worship of Woody Weeds

The Wanton Worship of Woody Weeds

“BRAVE NEW GREEN WORLD” by Viv Forbes, ©2018, carbon-sense.com (Apr. 7, 2018) — Greens worship woody weeds. Their proposed tree-clearing bans in Queensland are the latest salvo in a long war favouring trees and damaging grasslands and pastoralists. For millennia Australia’s open forests and treeless plains have supported our national emblems – the kangaroo and […]