I wrote to some politicians to express my opposition to gas mining, the inappropriate deployment of our riot squad and to support the Bentley blockade.
I wrote to NSW mines minister Chris Hartcher, but he stood down when I posted the letter.
I wrote to Barry O’Farrell, who quit the day after I posted the letter, then I wrote to Don Page asking for a prompt answer to three easy questions: What does he think of Metgasco’s project at Bentley? What percentage of his electorate opposes gas mining? and Why shouldn’t we think his silence on the issue is irresponsible and cowardly? The next day he announced he’s not running for re-election, and hasn’t answered my questions.
Then I wrote to the police minister Michael Gallacher, who stood down the day I posted the letter.
All true, and yes, I am writing to Tony Abbott.
Alistair Bell, Byron Bay