When our family paid for full page advertisements the day before the 2002 State Election (Download below) in the Advocate, The Mercury, The Examiner and Tasmanian Country, we contributed hugely to the election of so many Greens to our State Parliament - or at least that is what we have been told by very many who voted.
It took us over a year to pay the cost of these ads - over $30,000.00. We believe in ‘Putting your money where your mouth is’, and this is what we did.
A number of Greens got elected for the first time in years. We held high hopes for a new direction some day. The chance has come, and you failed to deliver! This is my sentiment to the four Greens who sold us down the creek.
Years ago, the Lemonthyme area of Tasmania became known for the protests to wholesale logging.
Well right now, TODAY (Mon) in fact, the loggers are clear felling and trashing the Lemonthyme. Yes, it was selectively logged with bullocks years ago, and so it qualifies for clear felling now, under the agreement you signed off.
The same loggers who were clear felling around us in the last 10 years, are logging this now - have they taken any payments? I don’t know.
Huge E. viminalis are being felled, soon they will be near E. radiata (yes, this is a eucalypt, which only occurs here and is listed as ‘endangered’)
Well you kept your jobs and ‘perks’ and ‘superannuation’, but you sold Tasmania’s forests and future down the drain. How does it feel?
Well I guess you feel fine, or you would not have done this and would have displayed some integrity, like Kim Booth ...
I invite you to come to the Lemonthyme and inspect some of what your decision is destroying.
Just tell me, who do we turn to now?
Download the advertisement