Isn't Australia the oldest land mass in the world? Isn't that why our soil is generally poor? It is very old dirt, with all the nutrients sucked out over thousands of years. We don't have volcanoes to make new soil, and yet we are incredibly affected by volcanoes at the moment.
Air travel is in chaos. It is queer thing to me that one airline has stopped flying because of the ash cloud from South America, and yet others fly under or around the ash cloud?
While Qantas used to be proudly our government airline, it is now a public company. Its competitors are also. Right, we have established they are all their to make a profit, and so therefore have a large amount of self interest in whether they fly or they don't when there is ash in the air.
After the debacle of the volcanic ash problem in Europe last year, one would have thought protocols would have been worked out by now. Apparently not in Australia.
We have what I think is a quasi government authority known as something like Civil and Aviation Safety Authority.
How can it possibly be that it is left up to profit motivated airlines to decide whether to fly when we have an aviation safety authority? Surely when so many people can be inconvenienced by our major airline not flying by being overly cautious, or minor airlines putting people's lives at risk by flying, well, what can you say but what a mess.
How can there not be an overseeing body who decides whether it is safe to fly or not?
The present situation of some airlines flying and some not is ridiculous. Where is the government? They are who should control such matters, with the advice of experts.
After the the cruel torture and slaughter of our cattle overseas under our government, now the debacle with airline flights when there is ash in the air, I truly despair at the Labor Party. Never mind the 'illegals' and staying in some stupid prop up the US war in some god forsaken country.