|Base Backpackers post-Yasi. |
Repairs were started but were far from
finished before the last full moon party
- Was there any inspection of the Base Backpackers site post Cyclone Yasi and before they started booking guests in to ensure that the site was safe?
- Was there any inspection of the site prior last weekend's to ensure that it was safe?
- Were there any special restrictions placed on the numbers that could be admitted to that Full Moon party given that the venue is essentially a building site?
- Will there be any inspection of the repair work currently being undertaken on the site to verify that it meets all relevant standards?
- How is it that since their early days in Ko Pha Ngan, Full Moon parties have been synonymous with one thing - getting stoned and dancing - and yet since they started on the island I've seen the sniffer dogs once - town-side at the ferry terminal checking people before they came over? Goddamn it - even this old fella knows that it's the best place to score!
- Is it correct that the Full Moon Party Friday is the busiest night of the month for the local coppers? Every month?
Sunferries (also major profiteers from the Parties) are surely part of the problem and I know damn well you'd be up them if they followed the same practices on the Palm Island run!
"No tourism benefits flow from this event. Mostly the participants are inebriated before they arrive. They continue to drink on the ferry from Townsville because the cost of the liquor at the event."