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Byron Shire
February 28, 2021

Coalition idiocy

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The first was the removal by the NSW government of commercial catch limits for many fish species in NSW. This move has been slammed by north coast environmentalists as an open-slather approach to fisheries management.

The second was the Queensland government passing legislative changes that allow farmers to graze starving cattle in five national parks and eight reserves until the end of 2013, and if needed, beyond.

It is incredibly hard to read of the idiocy that pushes our planet to its limits and threatens our very survival.

But when I hear people say, ‘I don’t vote, they are all as bad as each other’ I realise why am I reading about this today.

There is no question that there is ‘bad’, but there is ‘stupidly worse’. There is little question that Liberal-National Party governments have, by their own admission, more interest in human economic activity than caring for the planet (I am not particularly a Labor supporter by the way.)

If you don’t vote, don’t ever complain in front of me about environmental travesties that are committed for economic pursuits by the worse government of the two.


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  1. And if you do vote you will certainly get a politician, a professional liar, probably in the pocket of ‘business as usual’.
    It is vital we repair our environment, society and economy. Politics, systemically, doesn’t want that because it’s owned by ‘business as usual’, therefore we must find another way.

  2. It always deeply saddens me when our governments – Fed, State and Local – put PROFIT before people .. instead of the other way around. When we have pollies and Councillors putting PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT, we might start emerging from the mire of blind economic disasters.

    Nicolette Boaz, Robin Harrison and Greg Clitheroe understand this.

  3. Look, you don’t need a degree in how to run a country/state, you just have to be popular, the better of the choice available,Robin is right, Greg is also right, as is Nicollete Boaz. I feel that a person should have some qualifications when they want to run a country/state, not the ever common barrister types that we have hanging on to power. (They have the income, ‘now I want the power’)mentality, & were seeing it in NSW & QLD. They don’t have any qualifications to run a state, but they sure are…..into the ground……………..


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