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I think he and everyone else might find that to be no longer valid in the light of some recent constitutional defeats by the federal government in the High Court.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