These are comments people have left on the story in the Courier Mail on the evacuations from Fraser Island. Makes for some interesting reading about how some people see 4wd and their owners, and what we should expect from the BOM.http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/comments/0,23836,22982231-952,00.html
Here are some of the gems (cortesy of the Courier Mail)
"So all those expensive 4wd 'Ascot Tractors' that rarely leave sealed roads, will be heading back to town? Thanks for the warning
"They should use all these gas guzzlers 4 wheel drives as barriers to protect the beach against erosion.What a wonderful idea !!.IAt least they will be of good use instead of polluting the environment"
"scooper..you speak well..and don't forget if you need a tradesman in a hurry, don't hold your breath waiting either, because they will be on Fraser as well. They buy 4 wheel drives with tax concessions, supposedly for work purposes, never go off road, except for trips to Fraser. They should be audited by the tax office as to if they really need that type of vehicle for work."
"Oh dear I dont know what to do - laugh or cry? the poor dears who have to drive all the way thru unspoilt area to camp on private beaches paid for by the rest of us. Maybe why I am laughing is I just hate the idea of a ferry ride over the rough sea. If the waves are as bad as the ones hitting the coast it will be a lovely rough ride but then again they are in 4wheel drives built for it. hahahahaha"