Tuesday, January 08, 2008

"Cactus" Jim McGinty

In a tribute to "Yes Minister" ( now playing on Ladle it Rationally) the usually unremarkable Jim McGinty provides the following ( from the West Australian 7/1/8 ) :
“Myself, as the member for Fremantle and the Minister of Health, will strongly oppose any exporting of lead through the port of Fremantle that cannot be guaranteed to be safe,” Mr McGinty said today.

Mr McGinty said the Health Department would be providing advice to the Environmental Protection Authority regarding the plan.

Public submissions to the EPA’s report, which gave initial environmental approval for lead exports through Fremantle in sealed bags and shipping containers, close this afternoon.

“We must be guaranteed of safety,” Mr McGinty said. “Magellan Metals have a shocking track record after what they did to the people of Esperance. I’m not prepared to trust them.

“I want to make sure that we have a system in place before we export lead through any port in WA which guarantees public safety.

“As long as the system is a guaranteed one that will not impact on public safety, I don’t think anyone could reasonably object to it,” Mr McGinty said.

The people of Fremantle will be saying over their dead bodies McGinty,, you crazy , crazy hombre.

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