Reel good show
Just got back from a holiday in Tassie, which was great, but I was sad that I missed the annual Bangalow Show.
I cheered up straight away, however, when I got my Echonetdaily this morning from my email box and there was Chris and Sharon’s video report on the show. Well done, you two. I almost felt like I was there!
Ian Hay, Samsara, Ballina Road, Bangalow
Rats in the ranks?
I smell a rat. So the latest rumor is NOT a rumour! Apparently now Stuart George, son of Thomas George, works for Metgasco!
How in the world can a Richmond Valley councillor also work for the gas company that has the petroleum lease over the area? Isn’t that a direct conflict of interest? How can Stuart George possibly be counted on to make unbiased decisions regarding any CSG issues? If this councillor works for Metgasco, surely any decisions he makes will serve the interests of the company writing his pay cheques, rather than the interests of the community.
If the local community has concerns (and we DO) about the dangerously unregulated CSG industry, how can we be sure that Stuart George won’t just sweep our concerns under the rug? What or who will stop this man from just making decisions and signing contracts and agreements without proper public consultation?
And what about his (strangely quiet lately) father, Thomas George?
Just what does he think of this? Does he still think that CSG is ‘a bloody worry’? Or perhaps all along Thomas has only really been worried about how the heck he was going to push this CSG agenda through, regardless of the desires of his voting public. Now that his son works for Metgasco, perhaps he thinks it’ll make his agenda easier.
There is a very big rat in the kitchen, with its eye on our cheese. I’m getting my broom.
H Fuerst, Nimbin