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Old 29th Nov 2016, 10:22
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Greens want to Ban over flights of Melbourne

Greens move to ban Melbourne City Flights - Australian Flying

No flight below 2000m within 5km of Melbourne City. Includes the Port Phillip Bay area.

No training flights into or out of Essendon.

Copy of the legislation that is being put forward.

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Old 29th Nov 2016, 10:30
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Like most people even the ones that voted for them, you have never read their policy's. Aviation is a sin!
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 10:40
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Crown Casino are going to be loving this idea.........
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 10:44
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... and Police and HEMS.
VW Kombis and Mazda Bongos don't run too well on used cooking oil either, they were disappointed to find.
Have any of that crowd ever held a job?
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 11:36
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Greens policy includes the closure of SYD even before Badgerys Creek opens.

They are a bunch of fruitcakes.
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 18:28
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Fruitcakes they may be, but this government needs them and this amendment may well pass.
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 20:11
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This is surely a joke right? You're talking about Melbourne, one of the busiest cities in Australia in terms of traffic (Ground traffic, cars, trucks etc...), maybe even THE busiest and they seriously have the audacity to suggest that the few movements in and out of Essendon have even the SLIGHTEST effect on the overall noise levels?!
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 20:19
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Awww ... come on Ixixly.

What do you expect from the watermelons? Sound public policy?

No, their little totalitarian hearts are always trying to find the next way to express their deep atavistic desire to control everything and everyone not like them.

Ignore them - most of the population does.
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 20:48
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Please don't ignore them, remember Germany did that in the 1930's with what most people thought a party of nutters. See what we got from that lot.

Canberra politics these days is all about deals and Turnbull and co are so desperate to do them they would sell their souls.

The greens need to be stopped in their tracks NOW. Everyone has to contact their local member and voice an opinion, before this idiots idea get a head of steam.

In my case Scott Morrison gets my "please explain" letter and a follow up visit to his electoral office.
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 20:49
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You idiots! This is not just restricted to Melbourne! While there is a section in the Act devoted to Melbourne, the rest applies Australia wide to any airstrip!

That means that any NIMBY can shut you down permanently. Airservices will be deluged with complaints from every axe grinder in the country. Their cheapest response is to shut you down.

If you ever needed a reason to never vote "green" you now have it.
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 21:19
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Look out, they are evil lying and cunning morons. This needs to be treated seriously.

Next you will have PCA, Plane Control Australia. A moron associate adjunct professor who can't tell a 172 from a 747 spewing all manner of research reports on why planes should be banned.

And you might think I am taking the p1$$.
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 22:56
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As someone who watched Australia get hollowed out in the last fifteen years, it does not suprise me.

The treasurer Scott Morrison worked for the Property Council as a research director. Wonder who donates to him? Wonder why he is soo opposed to housing reform? Sam Dastryari aligns his interests in the South China Sea with his benefactors and not the ALP. He did get about $1600 dollars to help him out with a legal bill. Then has the audacity to say he complied with the rules...

As for the Greens they are green in 'name only'.
They are happy as is NXT et al with continued population growth, a reduced GDP per capita stagnant wages, manufacturing closing everywhere, replaced by what??

Unmitigated and continued immigration growth leads to over crowded cities, traffic gridlock, pollution,destroying the environment ....Not a peep about that..

They all seem suprised that Brexit, Trump and Hanson are on the rise..
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 23:43
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Noted that the "Community Aviation Advocate" in section 160A is an oxymoron......
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 23:48
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Just remembered, Adam Bandt is my local member.

I'll write him a letter and try to organise a meeting.
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 23:49
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I highly doubt that the Melbourne proposal will go anywhere. The reason for that is because the people with money and power use corporate aviation in Melbourne. In fact they are pushing for Melbourne to take over Sydney as the 'premier destination' in Australia just by the sole fact you fly your jet in there and get a chopper to the city.

Those sort of people don't make any noise they just quietly get things done the way they want. If this proposal actually gets serious you will find surprisingly that Labor and Liberal Parties will come out against it as both will be lobbied by their respective big ticket donors.

If Packer managed bypass government in Sydney to get an entire Casino built on the some of the most sort after real estate in the world, I'm sure he'll be flying his punters from YMEN to the CBD for many years to come.
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 00:30
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I think the Greens are slowly, but surely, digging themselves into an ever deeper hole. They really are a bunch of hypocrites. If they really believed the stuff they peddle none of them would use any form of fossil fuel powered land, sea or air transport, they would use candles for lighting and live in mud brick homes.
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Well, there goes 2 minutes of my life I'll never get back....
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Ironic that the Greens (allegedly) want to "green" the area that suffers the most from the intervention and modification by mankind for the benefit of mankind but, presumably, would be happy for GA to spew lead all over the wilderness...?
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 04:27
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Whilst I fully support aviation in every way, I know why they are complaining. Helicopter traffic in the Mel CBD particularly on a weekend can be moderately intense. I was on the river last weekend, perhaps 8-10 movements in the hour that I noticed. It doesn't sound like many but it's not an airport, it's the helipads right in town on the river outside the Casino and popular pedestrian areas. Like it or not, they are noisy and often sit running for extended periods. They are running joy flights from right outside Crown, takeoff down the river and climb out towards the Westgate.
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