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Comment: Pulp friction

Sue Neales

His belief is that the claims of corruption and special-deals-for-corporate-mates this time around are being made only by his “political opponents”, mainly the Greens, as was the case before the March 18 state election last year. He also is convinced that then, as now, the bulk of the Tasmanian people think differently.

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Wayne Crawford

DO we detect a whiff of panic in all the mud-slinging that’s characterised federal politics in the past couple of weeks?

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  1. Mike Bolan

    March 18, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Paul Lennon’s ‘tough’ guidelines (tough guidelines?) do not require a pulp mill operator to take any action to control ‘nuisance’ odours, one of the most repelling features of pulp mills around the world.

    The Tamar valley is infamous for its inversions and contains many sensitive industries such as tourism, fine food and wines, recreation etc. Yet the mill location is still to be upwind of 100,000 people.

    Lennon’s right to believe that only his political opponents think he’s creating special deals for mates but there’s more of them than he thinks, and they are not all Greens by any means.

    They are people who want government for the people, by the people and of the people, that’s all.

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