It’s time to act

Jim Nutter, Main Arm

With the evidence for human induced climate change no longer in contention, and the imminent cost to our commonwealth and the public purse, when will our government get serious about pursuing those companies, both mining and agricultural, who have profited from the rape of our environment, and the politicians who aided and abetted them?

Or do we, the people, accept ‘business as usual’?

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One response to “It’s time to act”

  1. It hasn’t been a matter of contention for over fifteen years now. NSW used to have a Department of Environment and Climate Change. Now we have neither.

    Looking at the regional areas most affected by climate change driven drought and bushfires, the vast majority are in conservative LNP seats where they voted for business as usual – especially for the Nationals in the Murray-Darling Basin where agribusiness, CSG exploration and fracking, inland open-cut coal mining and water theft has replaced farming, where Gladys and Baird legalised unapproved unregulated land clearing, cut the “red and green tape”, abolished the Threatened Species Act, protected feral horses, gave water to cotton and thieves, where dust storms are more common than thunderstorms.

    The Mayor of Menindee said after the SFF candidate won Barwon at the NSW election following the “Anyone But the Nats” campaign: “We did our bit the rest of NSW let us down”. That was less than a year ago, the state was already in drought. A federal election followed. So Jim, it looks like self-interest and business as usual! What will it take?

    Now the regions are desperate for government and community assistance handouts. No talk of change. Maybe Barwon was a precursor? The first time they’ve ever been considered environmental reactionaries and they elected the SFF, FFS!

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