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A sad day in Maleny July 12, 2005 6:00 PM

maleny vs woolies

The town of Maleny, in Queensland's Sunshine Coast hinterland, is normally a peaceful retreat, but for the last three years it's been at the centre of an environmental battle over the platypus. And today, tempers flared as police moved in to put an end to the long running protest.

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 July 15, 2005 2:57 AM

I wish that it was the beginning of the end of the multinationals and maybe it is at that. We can only hope. Go the environmentalists.  We are growing in the numbers! 

I do so admire our front line Greenies where ever they are in the world.

We are all one and when one is hurt we all are hurt.

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 July 15, 2005 2:58 AM

Did the majority of malenies agree with them?  [ send green star]
anonymous Good luck Maleny August 03, 2005 10:56 PM

Knowing Maleny, I can imagine most residents would definitely not agree with Woolworths coming into town. Good luck Maleny! If Woolworths comes in jobs will be lost, and small businesses will lose out. It's great to see a community banding together to protect their lifestyle from big business!  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 August 04, 2005 1:17 AM

The town of Belgrave, Victoria, in Australia fought a similar battle against McDonalds and won! We have a right to protect the individuality of our regions, as they do in many European countries. Who wants to travel through cloned towns!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 August 08, 2005 7:41 AM

One on the strangest thing was from Mr Greg Quinn, Managing Director J Hutchinson Pty Ltd & Uniton Pty Ltd saying thee are no platypus.

Well if you dig a number of deep holes and laid an slab oh doh there won't platypus.

And does this proves that G Quinn is only it for the building work and forget about the environment?

But a link to have your say especially R Corbett and G Quinn is:
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