Keeping the political pressure on
We’d like to thank the support we’re getting in both State and Federal parliaments for an independent, catchment wide water study and a moratorium on mining on State Significant agricultural land. Questions by Tony Windsor (Independent, New England) and Mark Coulton (Nationals, Parkes) in Federal Parliament this month have seen Federal Ministers Penny Wong (Climate Change & Water) and Peter Garrett (Environment) playing pass-the-parcel with issues that should surely receive far more attention than a game of State and Federal ping pong. We, the people, expect better.
Given past experience, and government game playing, the apolitical CCAG believe People Power is the only way to make Ministers like these accountable to the People and Country they serve.