Bruce McQueen, Mount Burrell
Kevin Rudd loyalist Justine Elliot, Labor MP for Richmond, has egg all over her face on coal seam gas mining following Rudd’s recent public support for a gas industry in NSW. Months ago Ms Elliot declared the looming federal election a ‘referendum on CSG’ and has been running lots of taxpayer-funded ads in local papers proclaiming her opposition to that industry.
Now her leader has hung her out to dry by giving the go-ahead to the likes of Metgasco and Dart to return here and fracking-well destroy everything we in the northern rivers region hold dear.
It’s crystal clear that the Labor party is every bit as treacherous on the issue of CSG as the Nationals. We must use the ballot box at this year’s election to defend ourselves, which means voting 1 for the Greens’ Dawn Walker as our Richmond representative and 1 for the Greens in the Senate. Only the Greens have the political strength and the true commitment to help us defend our beautiful region against the CSG destruction we face. A vote for anyone else is a vote against your, your family’s, and the northern rivers’ future.