Nicolette Boaz, Bondi
On reading Echonetdaily last Thursday, two articles jumped out at me.
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.