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Baird government all for CSG

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Mr Baird, do you really think a few last-minute buy-backs of very unpromising gas mining licences, like that of IGas/Dart’s over Sydney’s northern beaches, will compensate for your Christmas renewal of the largest licence in the northern rivers?

Last week’s community survey showed 90 pr cent of your own electorate oppose CSG mining. To them, the buy back was just a desperate bid to woo them by shifting the blame.

Northern rivers voters are equally opposed to unconventional gas mining, and your Christmas renewal incensed them.

When Ballina voters, whose sitting LNP member had just retired, realised IGas/Dart’s compulsory 15 per cent forfeiture, ‘coincidentally’ exempted their electorate from mining, many were deeply insulted at your blatant bid for their vote.

Hopefully by election day you, your ministers and all LNP candidates will realise that gas mining is the game changer and when voters say no to this industry destroying their future, they will vote accordingly.

Dr Eric van Beurden, Tatham


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