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Senator WALSH — I was aware of the fact that the Northern Territory is heavily dependent upon Commonwealth revenue [and] I have noted from time to time that nobody has a more voracious appetite for Commonwealth money than the present Northern Territory Chief Minister, although incongruously nobody is a more vocal critic of the Commonwealth taxes which raise the revenue which he so voraciously consumes. Senator Peter Walsh, Hansard, May 1983.

Doing the Darwin Shuffle Part Two. The Northern Territory as a tax haven: 1982 to 1986

Senator WALSH — I was aware of the fact that the Northern Territory is heavily dependent upon Commonwealth revenue [and] I have noted from time to time that nobody has a more voracious appetite for Commonwealth money than the present Northern Territory Chief Minister, although incongruously nobody is a more vocal critic of the Commonwealth taxes which raise the revenue which he so voraciously consumes. Senator Peter Walsh, Hansard, May 1983.

Australia is nowhere near as dangerous as some of the countries that my friend Mark Cocker writes about in his wonderful book "Birders: Tales of a Tribe" (2001, Jonathan Cape). Throughout the book Mark notes that the lengths that they birders will go to to see birds sometimes end in dreadful tragedy, including being pursued - and shot at - by armed Afghan tribesmen, being eaten by a Tiger in northern India and being shot and killed by Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrillas in Peru.

Birdwatchers = terrorists & criminals?

Australia is nowhere near as dangerous as some of the countries that my friend Mark Cocker writes about in his wonderful book "Birders: Tales of a Tribe" (2001, Jonathan Cape). Throughout the book Mark notes that the lengths that they birders will go to to see birds sometimes end in dreadful tragedy, including being pursued - and shot at - by armed Afghan tribesmen, being eaten by a Tiger in northern India and being shot and killed by Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrillas in Peru.