DEMOC­RACY THREAT

The Courier-Mail - - LETTERS -

I HAVE some con­cerns about the lobby group GetUp! Although I agree with some of its views, I fear tar­get­ing in­di­vid­ual politi­cians ( C-M, Jan 14), rather than voic­ing their views through the me­dia, is a threat to our democ­racy. Is the GetUp! cam­paign tan­ta­mount to black­mail? Would a politi­cian bend to these threats? I don’t know, but it seems ridicu­lous that this lobby group can spend mil­lions of dol­lars but a de­vel­oper can­not make a po­lit­i­cal do­na­tion. Greg Barns, Par­re­arra

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