Linnie Lambrechtsen, Cawongla
Our own police force (not the thugs bussed in) are also saddened by what is happening with CSG. They do have families, or intend to, and don’t agree with what is happening to their land and community. And now we find the fire folk getting involved, too, cooking up a storm for their uniformed mates, despite many of their own now needing to jump ship over the aiding and abetting of this monstrosity; goodwill is surely at risk, and that is a very sorry and dangerous situation.
Those in government, at all levels, really need to step up, because when the proverbial hits the fan, and it will and it is, someone is going to be held responsible. Our ‘representatives’ need to take a personal stance against this madness… Where are you all? Where is the love for country and countryfolk that one would like to assume you might harbour (though sadly cannot witness through your actions, or inaction)? Public servants acting against the wishes of the vast majority of their fellow Australians and against the security of this nation’s future health and wellbeing, are not fulfilling their job duties, but rather seemingly ride roughshod as mercenaries at the beck and call of the corporate monster.
There has not often been a cause more worthy of downing tools against. Come on people… Please stand up and be counted before the nightmare that already haunts your fellow Australians daily becomes your own reality. Your fellow countryfolk really will thank you for it, just as they will remember those who allowed this nightmare to unfold.
I’d like to clarify that, whether due to the first part of my letter simply not posting correctly, or due to editing at your end for brevity, this letter now reads rather differently to my intended posting. Whilst I did state that SOME of our local police do sympathise with protestors, being quietly anti-CSG themselves, and subsequently find themselves between a rock and a hard place, I certainly do not wish to be seen as one who condones either the use of excessive force or the disrespect to indigenous and non-indigenous persons witnessed at both Doubtful Creek and Glenugie blockades.