Beth Shelley, Booerie Creek
I feel sad for the ABC. The huge loss of funding means sucking up to the Liberal Party so they won’t cut more.
It was disappointing when Q&A came to Lismore. The day before I was looking at my bright-green garden, thinking gee that spot of rain greened it nicely. My grandson came back from Tamworth saying people’s front lawns were bare dirt and dust.
Sure we could’ve had one question on it but drought questions went for most of the program. Questions were knocked back from stop deforestation groups, save our koalas, save our railway tracks, support nurses, save our penalty rates, the Knitting Nannas and climate-change groups, which was of course the biggest issue.
We got one question in from our hero, Meg Nielsen, a Bentley farmer, about climate change and our Agriculture minister said he didn’t give a rat’s arse. The frightening thing is that he really doesn’t. It’s like some groupthink where they all support each other in believing that climate change isn’t true.
I remember reading in a psychology textbook that it was groupthink supporting John F Kennedy when he nearly pushed the red button over Cuba and started a nuclear war.
The devastation of a nuclear war is immense but the end result of climate change could be too and we can’t let these Liberals and Nationals ignore this any longer. We have to vote them out. Can’t watch Q&A anymore either, it’s just too sad.