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Government Ban on Plants in Australia

  1. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    There is a new proposed legislation which will stop people growing and keeping a wide variety of plants due to alleged chemicals which are in them. Some of the plants include cacti, violets and wattle varities.

    Thoughts?

    http://www.gardenfreedom.com/the-proposed-legislation/

    1. CMHypno profile image89
      CMHypnoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like something the EU would come up with! We seem to have entered the age of meddling and control - I can't see what problems a few cacti on a windowsill would cause

    2. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      sounds like a plot to make the folks buy what is imported only and not have there own. A loss of personal freedoms, like in the US I guess

      not good. Small group of folks engineering the world for every one else, no good at all

    3. Evan G Rogers profile image79
      Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      little more than government tyranny.

    4. agvulpes profile image90
      agvulpesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What other wild and wonderful things are our pollies gonna find to waste our good tax payers money on?  This has got about as much chance of getting through parliament in it's present shape as I've got of flying to the moon.
      Included in the list is the 'wattle' tree and there are literally millions of these growing around Australia.cool

    5. Misha profile image73
      Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Newsflash! Australian government is no better than any other government, by and large big_smile

  2. profile image66
    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    Probably afraid of the slippery slope.  First plants then you'll start licking toads!
    Just hope they don't go after bananas, hard to tell the effect on earnest if they do! smile

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I heard that! smile

      The problem is we have a very deeply religious opposition leader in Tony Abbot aka "the mad monk." who will be behind this somewhere.
      He is probably trying to save us from ourselves again.

      1. profile image66
        logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        What do plants have to do with religion?  Or is he just bored?

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Plants may have drugs in them, and Tony's little god ain't got room for that. smile

          1. profile image66
            logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I vote for "sex, drugs, rock and roll"!

      2. CMHypno profile image89
        CMHypnoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It begs the question of what Tony Abbot does with a cactus? Even over here, we have seen that unfortunate picture of the speedos.

        1. profile image66
          logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yikes!  Doesn't he know gerbils are softer?smile

          1. CMHypno profile image89
            CMHypnoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Unusual cruelty to gerbils surely? smile

          2. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Tony has gerbils??? smile

      3. dutchman1951 profile image61
        dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sounds like OZ has its own version of the Birch society to..!  smile

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yep! We have a few loonies on both sides of politics in Australia. Very even handed we are. smile

      4. dutchman1951 profile image61
        dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Building a wood box with Intel stickers on it and filling it with Bannana's for Earnest....High Tech stuff here!

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          dutchman you are one hell of a mate! Even chucking an extra "n" in banana for me! smile

  3. salt profile image60
    saltposted 6 years ago

    is this state or federal and then have a look a little more.


    Beaucracy gone haywire.

  4. Polly C profile image88
    Polly Cposted 6 years ago

    Crazy! And to drug traffickers it won't matter whether they are illegal or not.

  5. Jed Fisher profile image85
    Jed Fisherposted 6 years ago

    Dammit, this means there is now one less English-speaking country to which I can flee if I get fed up with America.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      One good thing about living here is if they play up we chuck em out! smile
      Also we are not even 10% as religiously zealous as our American cousins are. smile

      1. Jed Fisher profile image85
        Jed Fisherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Liked the way you handled William Bligh.

 
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