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Nice one, Peter Garrett

Lesley Nicklason

Peter Garrett has issued a permit to clear the Longreach site yet Gunns’ Board have not approved the project and Gunns have not disclosed whether they have the finance for the project. The result could be a huge scar on the landscape and destruction of habitat for nothing. Let him know how you feel:


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  1. T.i.n.A.

    February 5, 2008 at 5:22 am

    AFTER THE 6PM NEWS ON RADIO NATIONAL, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 06: Australia Talks, this week’s topic is the Tassie pulp mill. Talkback Radio kids – go hard, own the airwaves.

  2. Sarah Toenin

    February 4, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Good on you Mum! I dont think we should expect to hear much from Peter, he is not allowed to say much is he? It is a puppet show isn’t it?
    I think poor Peter has served his purpose. It is “automatic pilot” from here on.
    With the Port Phillip dredging, I hope it goes well. All those heavy metals, (not Midnight Oil), sitting undisturbed for so long under sediment soon to be shifted.
    Peter must feel so unloved. The stress would be getting to him. Some Lavender oil rubbed into his scalp could help…

  3. barking toad

    February 4, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    And now he’s given the ok for dredging in port Phillip bay to proceed.

    I can hear heads exploding from here.

  4. Randall McMurphy

    February 4, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Thank you for your article – and now to all that apology of a man once described as the shadow minister without a shadow.

    Many readers are so angry at you and your recent approval -for whilst you try and work out who you are and what it is that you represent (it is not the greater majority and it most certainly isnt the environment) those less personally entrepreneurial have to watch and suffer.

    For it seems to some readers that for your office – anything that man in all his self destructive 21st century desire to consume whatever he wants can be justified by economic rationalism, purchased opinion, white paper and the infected ink from your signature pen.

    John Lydon did such a better job at acting depth, passion and conviction – and he summed it up so magnificently by describing it as “Filthy Lucre”.

    May your term be short – and your time in the post parliamentary wilderness be long and agonisingly empty – whilst being full of the moribund company of those paunched directionless idiots so quick to sell us out in preference to defending the beauty of a future less touched.
    You magnificent little turd.

  5. sarahs mum

    February 4, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    From the Mercury story – Garrett blasted on mill

    >A spokeswoman for Mr Garrett said details of the works were in documents owned by Gunns and would be made public soon.

    The spokeswoman, who requested her name not be used, rejected criticism of the timing of the announcement.

    “The final changes went to the minister yesterday afternoon and he took the view that it was better to announce his approval than waiting for Monday,” she said.

    “We have been assured by Gunns they will be publishing not only these documents but also the State Government documents next week before any work goes ahead.”

    Would it be too much to ask to have spokespeople in this new government that actually have names?

  6. Dismord

    February 4, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    I’ll keep asking this question until someone comes up with an answer that makes sense.
    Why the hell is the Labour Party so intent on destroying Tasmania’s forests? Do Rudd & Garratt have some secret deal going with that red faced thug who runs this state? I don’t get it ! ! !

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