They’re a pack of greenies in Tassie, and so dedicated to the recycling cause that they’re looking at recycling Sydney’s monorail.

Note: Artist's impression of monorail in Hobart may not be to scale

“I think Barry O’Farrell should give it to us as a post-Bicentennial gift,” Hobart’s deputy mayor Ron Christie said.

Good on them. Our precious taxpayer dollars are frittered away on all sorts of fantastic projects, so hurrah if anything can be salvaged once they’re consigned to the tip. But why stop at the monorail? There are other landmarks that could have been salvaged if only other leaders had Mr Christie’s foresight, imagination, and dedication to the Reduce Reuse Recycle mantra.

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    12:49pm | 30/03/12

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    06:22pm | 29/03/12

    “Hopefully Hobart can put it to good use.” Not much chance of that given that it’s now impossible to buy parts for it. Read more »


The Property Council of Australia - in one of those surveys aimed at getting their name on every news service - has named Adelaide Australia’s most liveable city.

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‘Liveable’ is such a beige term. Talk about damned with faint praise.

They used a bunch of different characteristics such as traffic congestion and housing affordability to judge each capital city.

The fact that Canberra came in second goes to show that having a rockin’ good time wasn’t a criterion. (Oh come on, the Holy Grail doesn’t count).

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