It’s Sunday morning, breakfast time in the Chamberlain household. I’m waiting for my toast and eggs and Michael Chamberlain hands the paper to his eldest son to see if they’ve made the news. Aiden starts the ritual of flicking through the pages. The paper’s full of Sydney Olympics stories.
It’s the year 2000. For a while it seems the Chamberlain family faded from view. This is, obviously, not your average family.
My cameraman colleague and I were in pre-production of a documentary about Michael Chamberlain and his long road to near-normality after being found guilty of being an accessory to the murder of his baby daughter Azaria at Ayers Rock in 1980.
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Political correctness rules our lives and while I’m all for equal opportunity, why not extend it to some of the creatures that share our great country?
Why is it considered acceptable for one or two species to regularly claim human lives, while another is hunted down and killed in retribution? Or a whole colony culled, after what might be little more than a nip?
If you are unlucky enough to be eaten or bitten in the sea, you are intruding, you knowingly took the risk and the chances are very high that the protected predator responsible will be allowed to swim off in search of its next feed.
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