Jennifer Hawkins too big – Myer told to make her smaller

No more Jennifer Hawkins in Little Bourke Street.

The Ad: No more Jennifer Hawkins in Little Bourke Street.

Voted Australia’s most beautiful woman two weeks ago, Jennifer Hawkins is a stunner.

I am saddened then at the news that the massively distracting three-storey billboard of her on the bridge between the Bourke and Lonsdale street Myers stores is being torn down.

To avoid an $1100 fine from Melbourne City Council for breaking planning laws, Myer last night called in a crane to bring down the ad from the bridge between the Bourke and Lonsdale street stores.

The ad had to be down before midnight to avoid the fine.

The department stores did not get council approval to use the bridges for their ads.

Council planning spokeswoman Catherine Ng said the signs blocked views along Little Bourke Street. “These are the kind of signs which scream look at me, look at me, rather than just promoting their goods and services,” she said.

“Retailers do this from time to time, and every time the sign gets bigger. They are destroying the urban environment.”

While I agree that advertising is a scourge on the Urba environment, and that there should be NO advertising at all in Public places, this is one advertisement I would be happy to make an exception for.

Source: Big ad: Myer told to subtract – National –


Seventy per cent of Australians would drink recycled sewage

No surprise to anyone, Aussies are quite happy to eat shit.

According to The Australian, which ran a poll:

AN overwhelming majority of Australians would be prepared to drink recycled sewage to help ease a national crisis in urban water supplies that has forced escalating restrictions on water use.

.. Treated effluent is used overseas and has been proposed by water experts as a way to end uncertainty about Australia’s water supply amid the drought and difficulty in finding appropriate locations for new dams. …

Prime Minister John Howard, the National Water Commission, city utilities and scientists all agree Australian towns and cities must consider using recycled waste water to top up dwindling supplies.

Cartoon: Nicholson of “The Australian” newspaper:

Story Source: Seventy per cent would drink recycled sewage