Archive for July 27th, 2007

Storm Alert

There appears to be some rather large and interesting storm activity around the Canberra region at the moment. The weather radar indicates that there is plenty of storm activity heading towards Canberra with some rather heavy rain to accompany it.

The storms also appear to have somewhat more powerful lightning strikes than usual, as they are completely disrupting AM radio signals rather than merely adding some crackle to them.

Update: Apparently the vast majority of the storm affected areas from Gungahlin through to Goulburn (and probably west towards Tumut). The Gungahlin Weather Centre has some interesting photos of the hail at
End Update


6 comments July 27th, 2007 at 02:26pm

Steve Bracks resignation

Good afternoon John,

I think the reasons for Steve Bracks' resignation are fairly obvious. The Victorian government's opposition and apparent high court challenge over the federal government's plan to take control of the Murray Darling river system is ridiculous, there is a precedent which will allow the federal government to forcefully take control of the river system, and the high court challenge will only delay the inevitable, waste a whole heap of taxpayers money, and make Bracks look like a goose when Victoria loses the challenge.

Steve Bracks, after the opposition he has put up to the plan, can't really back down and give the river to the federal government, but he knows the fallout from losing the court case will be disastrous for him. Much like Bob Carr did to Morris Iemma, Steve Bracks is getting out while he's on top, and leaving the mess to his successor.

Enjoy your weekend,

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

2 comments July 27th, 2007 at 12:31pm


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