Midnight Oil

Subject: RE: [powderworks] Meeting PG last night
From: phil sartorio
Date: 12/05/2011, 7:16 pm
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au

Jeff the project is 12 months behind schedule, in the end the rain comes down

--- On Fri, 6/5/11, Jeff and Jane Scott <jscott@iinet.net.au> wrote:

From: Jeff and Jane Scott <jscott@iinet.net.au>
Subject: RE: [powderworks] Meeting PG last night
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
Received: Friday, 6 May, 2011, 2:26 PM

If the whales are still coming, then maybe the desalination plant isn't affecting them anyway?

From: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au] On Behalf Of phil sartorio
Sent: Friday, 6 May 2011 11:30 AM
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: RE: [powderworks] Meeting PG last night

Nice one gazzy i wish that pete talked to us before giving the wonthaggi desalination plant that all clear, 200 whales and still counting As late as July 2010, then federal Environment
Minister Peter Garrett was insisting that “the assessment (EES) demonstrated
that whales were unlikely to occur in the …vicinity of construction activity, Most of the whales were southern right and humpback whales (listed under the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act). Clearly our coastline is a significant habitat.
The Government's EES said there were virtually No Whales in the area and it was not significant habitat (the EES said only a couple of whales had visited the area over the last five years) 
Pete is a nice guy ive first meet him in 1994 last had a chat to him in 2009 sound relief gigs just after the sound relief gig was at the MCG he gave a desalination project the all clear ;-(
 On Fri, 6/5/11, Gary Badger <garybadger67@yahoo.com.au> wrote:

From: Gary Badger <garybadger67@yahoo.com.au>
Subject: RE: [powderworks] Meeting PG last night
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
Received: Friday, 6 May, 2011, 11:50 AM


Nice story Miron, thanks for sharing.




From: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au] On Behalf Of Miron Mizrahi
Sent: Friday, 6 May 2011 9:23 AM
To: powderworks
Subject: [powderworks] Meeting PG last night


last night I went to a launch/screening of a movie about a choir teacher. my
daughter was in the movie and also performed before the actual screening. the
event was attended by the Minister of Education (one of them at least), aka
Peter Garrett

he gave a short speech and said that he probably got into music because he
started singing in a choir

at the end, all involved came on stage and starting taking picture. Garrett had
his picture taken with my daughter's choir, so i jumped on stage and started
snapping. i then told her (which he heard since she was standing right next to
him) "you see the irony in this? I am the die hard Oils fan and you are the one
on stage with Peter Garrett.". she then told him the story of me jumping on
stage at the Warfield to snatch a couple of drum sticks. he said "oh, one of
those, eh?". anyway ... I had come with a book and asked for his autograph. I
was kinda apologetic because I didn't know how he feels about being dragged back

into his previous career but he was very personable. he signed "beds are
burning" and was more than happy to have a pic taken too. we chatted about their

reunion gigs in 2009 and sound relief. he said that them playing US Forces (for
those who remember, he came out with a beer and said "should we play US forces?
ok, let's do it") was not rehearsed but that he wasn't totally sure and joked
about having to go back and check the set list. I told him that what struck me
was the apparent great fun they were having on stage and he said they were great
gigs. while they had not rehearsed everyone was just on. all in all he was very
nice to talk to

pics here -


How could people get so unkind?