The following letter was sent by me to the NSW premier (before he quit this week) in outrage at his government’s latest decision to stop our legitimate democratic right to protest against CSG in this state.
An open letter to the premier of NSW, Barry O’Fracker:
So, Premier, you are obviously unconcerned at the laughing stock you and your government became when you closed the Pilliga and Leard forests because of a supposed fire risk earlier this year, only to have a still open forest in southern NSW go up in flames within days of your confected decision.
Once again you have closed the Pilliga on a spurious premise, this time feigning concern for people’s safety. But if you were truly concerned for the safety of the people of NSW you would outlaw CSG and all other gas mining immediately as it poses a huge threat to the safety of us all – to our water, our farmland, our health, and to any sort of a decent future for the vast majority of inhabitants of this State and our descendants.
What sort of a person cannot fund FACS (Family and Community Services) to properly protect thousands of children at serious risk of harm, yet gives the NSW Police a blank cheque (of our tax money) to protect Santos? You, Premier.
Of course, this plea will fall on deaf ears, Mr O’Farrell, because you and those who really own you and your government do not give two cents for the vast majority of people who live in NSW. You, sir, are no more than an ambitious puppet who contents himself with his pursuit of money and power while shamelessly and continuously betraying the oath of office that you swore on becoming Premier.
One can only hope that when ICAC finally gets around to frying your ex-energy minister Hartcher that you are publicly exposed for exactly what you are as well.
Bruce McQueen, Mt Burrell