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Graeme is not kidding around when it comes to GKI

BOLD MOVE: Activist Graeme Dunstan has painted another message over Dominic Doblo's controvercial sign.
BOLD MOVE: Activist Graeme Dunstan has painted another message over Dominic Doblo's controvercial sign. Contributed

FRESH from experiencing life as a "boat person", Graeme Dunstan's latest protest is sure to turn heads once again.

For the second time in as many weeks, the long-term peace activist has spray painted Dominic Doblo's controvercial "We'll Stop the Boats" sign, located on the corner of Fitzroy and Albert streets, Rockhampton.

This time his message was directed at the "un-developers" of GKI; Tower Holdings.

Changing the "B" to a "G", the sign now reads "We'll Keep the Goats Out".

Tower Holdings met with Great Keppel Island stakeholders in December last year to come up with a solution to the issue of wild goats on the island.

The Morning Bulletin today reported Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga is "pleased" to hear Tower Holdings are having high-level discussions with the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility. 

Ms Lauga said she was looking forward to the company making an application tot he NAIF in the coming weeks, in a bid to kickstart the Great Keppel Island resort.

Graeme dubbed his move this afternoon a "spin off" from his "boat person cruise" of Great Keppel Island last week.

An action which followed him painting "This Sign Is Sick" over the Doblo's sign - which was aligned with Capricornia MP Michelle Landry.

Not one to rest on his laurels, the long-time peace activist will host an open mic, street speak out, themed on the "militarisation of Capricornia tomorrow from 11am.

He said he wants to shine a little light into the darkness of denial about permanent war, escalating military spending and the relentless militarising of our culture.

"All candidates have been invited," he said.

"But if the Lib-Labs run true to form we can expect them to flee from open discussion on war and military spending like bats from the light of day."

"Never mind," he said.

"Let the truth out."

"Greens candidates Andrew Bartlett and  Kate Giamarelos will be there and also Mike McCabe from the Capricorn Conservation Council, will be defending Shoalwater Bay from increased military use."


Mr Dunstan said his questions include:

•  Why is relocating 400 military families to Capricornia preferable to relocating 400 teaching and nursing families?

•  How will giving $295 million of our taxes to Raytheon, which at  $US2 billion pa makes it the top profiting US maker of missiles, for the upgrade the Woomera rocket range add to the welfare of ordinary Australians?

•  Why does the Singaporean army need to practice invasion? And why are we helping them to do so?

•  What benefits and successes has 15 years of war in the service of the US military alliance brought? What costs? And where are we going with this? War with China?

 

Topics:  brittany lauga dominic doblo goats graeme dunstan great keppel island tower holdings



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