FENCES AND HEDGES AROUND THIS HOUSE IS JUST NOT CRICKET

By Mike Welsh

So have the terrorists finally won??? Or will/should there be tens of thousands of Australians rolling, strolling or gamboling across the lush lawns of democracy this summer?

 

Climbing to the top of our Federal Parliament across these spectacular sloping and carefully manicured green lawns is about to be banned. Thanks to security threats intercepted via “internet chatter” two years ago , the people’s parliament” could  become a relative bunker.

Mark Kenny in Fairfax today has reported..” A number of changes have reportedly received support from the major parties in the lower house and will be put to senators this week, with a view to beginning the works over summer”

The report says..”.Security both inside and outside the 250,000 square metre premises has been stepped up significantly since 2014, when intelligence services intercepted “chatter” in terror networks about an attack on the building”.

Social media is beginning to burr up on the issue…..

Cherie Lee ‏@leecd60 1h1 hour ago It’s the right of every child in Australia to roll down Parliament House lawn. @BreakfastNews Lock up & more we fear

Stephanie AndersonVerified account ‏@stephanieando 4h4 hours ago…..Want to roll down the Parliament House lawn? Best do it soon via @markgkenny

 Alex BeechVerified account ‏@AlexHBeech 3m3 minutes ago

“It’d be like putting a barbed wire fence over the Opera House” -@HumanHeadline on proposal to fence off Parliament House roof lawns #auspol

So have the terrorists finally won??? Or will/should there be tens of thousands of Australians rolling, strolling or gamboling across the lush lawns of democracy this summer?

“I think children rolling down the hill is a fantastic thing and I’m sure that children rolling down the hill is not a security risk to the parliament”….  Cabinet Minister Mathias Cormann

Ran into old mate out for his morning jog today. When he spotted the camera he became very agitated. My sweaty new friend soberly advised me to “take plenty of pictures now while you can because there’ll be a ^&%$*@# concrete wall there soon”. His puffing punchline…..”It’s a &^$#%*! disgrace”.

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