Let’s keep up the fight

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Dear Ed­i­tor, Sham, Sham, Sham Mur­ray-Dar­ling Basin Plan

It is now over seven months since the far­ci­cal Mur­ray-Dar­ling Basin Plan con­sul­ta­tion process be­gan.

Since be­fore then I have been run­ning a Face­book page ‘Save Mur­ray Dar­ling Basin com­mu­ni­ties’.

I now have quite a fol­low­ing, with up­wards of 2,000 peo­ple reg­u­larly read­ing the page and a to­tal reach of nearly 35,000.

That alone must tell us all how cru­cially im­por­tant a sen­si­ble, visionary and com­mon sense re­sult with this basin plan must be for all peo­ple liv­ing in the basin, let alone Aus­tralia.

I, like most peo­ple in­volved with this process, am com­pletely dumb­founded and to­tally frus­trated at the lack of vi­sion and com­mon sense shown by the Fed­eral La­bor Party, Tony Burke and the MDBA with re­gard to their dis­gust­ing and un Aus­tralian plan.

They have not wanted to lis­ten to us right from the out­set of the whole process and that is show­ing well and truly now.

Get­ting this basin plan right is vi­tally im­por­tant for the 2.1 mil­lion Aus­tralians the basin di­rectly af­fects, and the 40 mil­lion peo­ple it feeds ev­ery day - 365 days per year.

The world has an ever bur­geon­ing pop­u­la­tion - sense­lessly steal­ing more wa­ter from basin farm­ers won’t feed them.

It is not only il­le­gal, it is in­sane.

Tony Burke keeps harp­ing on that he has the power to over rule the states.

I think he and ev­ery­one else might find that to be no longer valid in the light of some re­cent con­sti­tu­tional de­feats by the fed­eral gov­ern­ment in the High Court.

We as a peo­ple will al­ways have the right to fight against op­pres­sion.

There is to be a rally held at Par­lia­ment House in Canberra on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 22 start­ing at high noon.

This rally is be­ing or­gan­ised by the Con­sumers and Tax­pay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (CATA), and is be­ing called the ‘Peo­ple Power High 5 Rally’.

The 5 main is­sues are wa­ter, land, fish­eries, car­bon tax and busi­ness.

More de­tails are avail­able on both my Face­book page and the CATA Face­book page.

Please if you want to make a dif­fer­ence, head to Canberra.

We can not and must not give up this fight.

The Mur­ray-Dar­ling Basin is the food bowl of Aus­tralia - let’s fight. Peter Gil­mour,


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