Re: birding-aus Mining threatening last remaining natural environment

Subject: Re: birding-aus Mining threatening last remaining natural environment
From: "Peter Menkhorst"<>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 15:27:55 +1000

Peter Waanders wrote:
Let this be a warning to all of you - somebody is watching birding-aus, and
if you want to write something that's not intended for certain government
officials you better think twice about how you write it.
It's sad, but true. Big brother is watching you.

This is a bit over the top, Peter.  You should realise that an email
chatline is in the public domain. Posting a note on birding-aus is no
different to writing to the editor of a magazine you subscribe to. Any
other subscriber is perfectly entitled to pass your posting on to whomever
they choose. Surely this is reasonable and in the best interests of free
speech - remember, you were hoping to flood the Premier's busy staff with a
pile of emails on one of hundreds of issues they are currently dealing
with. It should come as no surprise that somebody warned the Premier's
office of the impending flood, if that is indeed what happened.

Peter Menkhorst
Flora and Fauna Program
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
PO Box 500
East Melbourne VIC 3002

PS it wasn't me!

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