ABC Article on Lake Eyre

Submitted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 08:18
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The ABC has produced an interesting article on Lake Eyre.
The link is here.
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Reply By: Ozi M - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 09:40

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 09:40
Thanks for the link, looks good
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Reply By: pmk03 - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 10:01

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 10:01
Thanks for the link
Planning on visiting Halligan & Level Post Bays
Last visit was in 2011 when Halligan Bay looked like a beach with water right up on the shore. Spent the night out there & it was absolutely Magic.
Heading that way again in a few weeks, can't come soon enough !
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Reply By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 10:32

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 10:32
latest update from the Lake Eyre Yacht ClubLake Eyre water levels

However, from what I can find, the Desert is not looking so good for travel.
RACQ:https://roadconditions.racq.com.au/-25.97837642438944,139.34320100319783,z13
Birdsville track (eyre developmental road)
Road closed to all traffic Both directions
Last updated
Wed, 08 May 2019, 2:33 pm

Warburton Crossing SA and Walkers Crossing is also closed
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Follow Up By: pmk03 - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 10:47

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 10:47
Hi Dunc,

Access to Lake Eyre at Halligan Bay & Level Post Bay are both from the Oodnadatta Track which is currently open
This link : https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/OutbackRoads
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Follow Up By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 10:55

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 10:55
G'day Paul, yes realise that but many wil be wanting to access Birdsville as well. We're planning to be there in late June so watching the various creek levels with interest. Now with all the water in the region wondering if we will need to prebook our flight over the lake well in advance?

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Follow Up By: pmk03 - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 11:22

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 11:22
Thanks Dunc,
Good point,
I will also be heading to Birdsville myself on a September trip I have planned.
Via the Birdsville Track so lets hope it opens by then.
My trip in 3 weeks will be sticking to the Oodnadatta Track.
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 18:14

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 18:14
Thanks for the link, Allan. The ABC article is quite the work of art and very informative. It is a great example of quality journalism and presentation, to which other lesser organisations might aspire, IMO.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 18:55

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Agreed Frank. I really don't know what Australia would do without them.
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Follow Up By: RMD - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 19:19

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 19:19
Nice to see the ABC doing something FOR the Australian people instead of the undermining and degradation of society to the advantage of socialists. This isn't BS.
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 21:13

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 21:13
Lol. Let's hope whatever it is, it isn't catching.

Agree Allan, the ABC isn't perfect but it is light years ahead of any other media organisation and there is absolutely no doubt the nation is far far better off for its existence. Managing to maintain their quality overall despite ongoing cuts to budgets is a testament to the skills and dedication of employees and managers alike. Local radio is possibly the exception to the quality maintenance thing. Following recent rationalisations we now get "syndicated" ABC radio shows from Sydney for about half the day in lieu of locally produced radio.
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Follow Up By: Banjo (WA) - Friday, May 10, 2019 at 08:30

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 08:30
Government funding to the ABC was $1,036.1 million in 2016-17;
$1,043.7 million in 2017-18;
and is estimated at $1,045.9 million in 2018-19.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:14

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:14
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Banjo, I'm not sure why you posted that. Perhaps to refute Bazooka's reference to "budget cuts" but perhaps that ABC funding should be viewed in relation to the inflation of those years?

The funding of 2017-18 was an increase of 0.7% whilst inflation was 1.5%.

The funding of 2018-19 was an increase of 0.2% whilst inflation was 1.89%

(data not audited)

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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:48

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:48
Don't know why one particular poster (not Banjo) thought this thread required his obviously unbalanced political opinion but for the record:

Some have short memories. I for one won't forget Abbott's (& Hockey/Corrman) infamous "there will be no cuts to pensions, the ABC, Medicare etc" entitlement budget.

Best available numbers suggest that the ABC has been cut by $783M in 8 years (to 2022). That's nearly $100m per year under the Coalition, even as costs increase. Likely that wage costs have risen sfa under their "management" - can't be bothered checking their Annual Report but that's generally been the case for Australian workers. Good luck running a decent media organisation and attracting and keeping quality staff with cuts like those.

Detail here for anyone interested:
ABC Budget Cuts
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Friday, May 10, 2019 at 13:31

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 13:31
Can you all take your political views and shove them where the sun don't shine. It's bad enough on the tv, radio, telephone etc without having to put up with that crap here.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Friday, May 10, 2019 at 16:01

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 16:01
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Hi Grumps,

It's my thread and I'm very happy to have you join-in with your thoughts and contributions. But if you encounter anything here which greatly troubles you, then I would be happy to offer you a list of other sites to visit that may suit you better.
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Friday, May 10, 2019 at 22:26

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 22:26
Hello "Legend in his own lunchbox",

I really don't give a rat's whose thread it is and I could definitely tell you where to go as well.

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Follow Up By: Member - peter_mcc - Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 06:14

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 06:14
I just wish that every thread that mentions the ABC didn't descend into a political fight that ends up with people insulting each other.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 20:41

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 20:41
Hi Allan

Thanks for that.

It was also in full on the 7.30 report tonight on the ABC


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Reply By: Member - Warren H - Friday, May 10, 2019 at 20:18

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 20:18
I watched the 7:30 report piece and read the article. It was well done and informative. The ABC has a history of good coverage of Lake Eyre flood events. The ABC team that were killed in the 2011 chopper crash produced a wonderful documentary about the event and I think were doing a follow up story when the accident occurred. We're on route to Lake Eyre at the moment via the Flinders Ranges. I managed to book a flight from William Creek for 14 days time but had to settle for an afternoon flight, no morning flights were available several days either side.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:34

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:34
This excellent article might help the Bradfield Scheme proponents understand that dams, pipelines, canals, exotic water and irrigation aren't needed in the Lake Eyre Basin.

But, I doubt it!

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 13:55

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 13:55
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Well Dr Bradfield was no fool but I dunno about that scheme.
Mind you it has recent support from both Pauline Hanson and Barnaby Joyce so that may say something. But now I'll probably get flamed again. lol
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