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kennettj [New Railway Timetable]
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kennettj [Editorial - The Bush Fires Act 1949]
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 Another provision of the bill is that a fund is to be set up for financing of bush fire brigades. Money may be allotted to trustees of supervised parks. So it appears that the next move for the establishment of effective fire control in our parks may lie with the Trustees. If they can put up a convincing case they may get enough to establish an efficient fire control organisation. Another provision of the bill is that a fund is to be set up for financing of bush fire brigades. Money may be allotted to trustees of supervised parks. So it appears that the next move for the establishment of effective fire control in our parks may lie with the Trustees. If they can put up a convincing case they may get enough to establish an efficient fire control organisation.
  
-Crown lands have been left as a sort of "​no-man'​s land. They are not rateable and there can he little doubt that large areas of our best scenic country will continue to be burnt out regularly as soon as there is sufficient foliage to burn. It was some satisfaction to find that this point was several times raised in the debates.+Crown lands have been left as a sort of "​no-man'​s land". They are not rateable and there can he little doubt that large areas of our best scenic country will continue to be burnt out regularly as soon as there is sufficient foliage to burn. It was some satisfaction to find that this point was several times raised in the debates.
  
 Bushwalkers who are interested in conservation should be pleased that such a Bill could be passed virtually without opposition and with speakers vying with each other in their concern about fire damage. At the same time the Bill carries a solemn warning for us. It might presage even more stringent prohibitions in the future. Already a person with a pack, a box of matches and perhaps smoking requisites too, is a worry to farmers, foresters and others. Such a person may come to be regarded as a menace. He may be forbidden to light fires at all S.B.W ​ members might avoid this fate by doing the right thing themselves and choosing their company with discretion. Bushwalkers who are interested in conservation should be pleased that such a Bill could be passed virtually without opposition and with speakers vying with each other in their concern about fire damage. At the same time the Bill carries a solemn warning for us. It might presage even more stringent prohibitions in the future. Already a person with a pack, a box of matches and perhaps smoking requisites too, is a worry to farmers, foresters and others. Such a person may come to be regarded as a menace. He may be forbidden to light fires at all S.B.W ​ members might avoid this fate by doing the right thing themselves and choosing their company with discretion.
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