The zoo on the auction block? Apparently the NSW government is thinking of selling off Dubbo’s Western Plains Zoo to a theme park operator! They tried — and failed — to do a similar thing down in Victoria with Werribee Zoo, with the full backing of that state government, before the public became aware of it and voiced their collective displeasure.

Westpac’s having IT issues, too. It’s not just NAB having problems with their systems. Check out this email from a Westpac business banker. Presuming an IT person recommended this idiotic solution it’s not surprising that banking systems are going awry. (Not to mention that these emails are unsolicited and have no means for unsubscribing.)

Dear Customers,

Please can I ask everyone to cancel my old email address and reload my new email address into your address lists.

Whilst this may seem silly, as they are exactly the same, this is due to a change of computer software and I am unfortunately missing emails which are parking in the unknown … this is a solution that has been identified as the two accounts are not talking to each other.

My email address is ….

Peter Fray

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