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On Monday, the ALP caucus carried out a coup d’état against the people of Australia, leaving this country with no semblance of stable democratic government but something more like an authoritarian state.

The prime minister and her colleagues have, like an alcoholic, blamed their problems on Kevin Rudd.

In all my years as a journalist covering politics at the state and federal level, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more arrogant, narcissistic personality than Julia Gillard.

At a time when the Australian environment is being willfully destroyed for short-term gain, the disasters visited on this country have been pushed aside in the race for power. As our farming land, water resources, precious environmental heritages – including the Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley, our unique wildlife, our forests, our marine environment – are all being sacrificed on the altar of ALP madness, present and future generations are being cheated out of an irreplaceable legacy.

This is the government that has sooled ASIO onto activists who are protesting against coal-seam gas.

To hear Tony Burke, Craig Emerson and Wayne Swan savagely trash Kevin Rudd is an indicator of the lack of respect these politicians have for the people. Kevin Rudd is a former PM and has represented Australia overseas at important conferences and trade gatherings. This is the man the majority of the public wanted to have as PM. We are the voting public whose voices should be heard.

Given the appalling threats to this country’s environment – on which all life, all business, communities and our kids depend – the only focus should be on the destruction. It is a damning indictment of the state of this country that the only environment party supports a government that is selling out our future with an opposition champing at the bit to sell off even more.

Sue Arnold, Ocean Shores.

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