|Active deterrent, or radioactive deterrent?|
ABC-2002-07-28 suggests that Woomera is likely to become the industrial
$#!+-hole for a nuclear Australia if the recommendations of an environmental
impact statement are followed.
The Government has sat on this report until the right moment. Everybody has to
air their dirty undies sometime and the Liberal Government is no
exception. They seem to have chosen to release the impact statement while the
mass media is focused on other things. Who would notice a little thing like
nuclear waste while being titillated by the $#!+-fight in the Democrats?
Of course this is consistent with the Government's 'active deterrence' policy on housing uninvited
guests. Rather than house them in the spare bedroom as some have suggested,
the Government has chosen the 'spare outhouse' approach - rather literally in the
case of Nauru, which is (or was) solid guano (bird-droppings).
Maybe this is a new approach to security at Woomera. The next lot of escapees
will be much easier to catch if they glow in the dark.
Anyway, with the $#!+ hitting the fan in the Democrats, the Government's safe. Who's
going to notice a few skid-marks?