You don't know how right you are. When the NSW Liberal Government wanted to allow shooting in various national parks and nature reserves, including both The Charcoal Tank and Buddigower Nature Reserves, I sent a detailed letter to both the NSW Premier and
the Environment Minister explaining how we had been banding in the area for (at the time) about 28 years and there was nothing to shoot except the odd bird bander, the reply I received was nothing short of a load of garbage .... "feral animals cause a lot
of damage to the state's economy, blah, blah, blah..... - typical government gobbledegook". It DID NOT address any of the issues that I presented to them. Thankfully the proposal fell through.
The question that I want our local "Environment" Minister to answer is what is the ACT Government doing to ENHANCE the local environment for the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater, The endangered Swift Parrot and the vulnerable Superb Parrot among other
species. I also want to know what his credentials are for holding that post and does he see any conflict with his other portfolios.
With regards to the trees being discussed on the chatline I notice that it is all the planted Eucalypts have been removed (why plant them in the first place, it was just another example of the bloody waste of money by successive governments here) and have
been distressed to see that the three remaining 'old growth" Eucalypts are to go as well. Why not temporarily relocate the cycle path presently on the northern side of the duplication, remove the exotic (? Plane Trees) and widen the road on that side - but
that would take too much thinking. I think from memory there were 70+ old growth trees removed from the suburb of Crace out of a total of about 90 that occurred in the area. I will not hold my breath waiting for the ACT Government to approve this Old growth
tree proposal, (are there any left - this looks a bit like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted) they want the land to build on. Look at what they did to just about every tree surrounding Mulligans Flat.
Enough from me as I am getting rather angry typing this. If I do get an answer to my questions to the minister I will place them on the chatline.
On 12/06/2018 12:17 PM, Martin Butterfield wrote:
I am shocked that you don't trust the "Contact my Minister
" page to get through to the Minister himself.
Presumably you suspect the bland and anonymous approach offered by the ACT Government website means all you'll get as a reply is a set of standard paragraphs chosen by an intern who will not answer your questions.