Topic: election nsw 2007
The state election skirmishing is hotting up as reported here previously in the ecology topic list at:
'Dioxin in Sydney Harbour is much bigger than a quick and dirty $40M fix?' index.blog?topic_id=1083693
Today's press carries veteran Alex Mitchell on the choreography of the election debate here: Deep-seated differences create a debate debacle
But what really caught this writer's eye was this story in Fairfax about the abuse of taxpayer's money yesterday:
in a rerun of the Carr ALP green tinted advertising strategy in 1999 about 'saving forests and jobs'.
(In fact 1 million tonnes of woodchips was shipped off from NSW out of natural forests in 2006 by the same ALP govt, as per every year since their 1999 advertising eg refer http://www.forests.org.au/chipstop).
This is in a long line of fraud policy performance on the environment by the Carr now Iemma ALP NSW govt documented here:
This writer can't quite recall the green tinged abuse of tax dollars in govt adverts in the 2003 NSW election but it's a well worn path now, and at Coalition Federal government level too abusing taxpayer funds as a party political slush fund.
In truth money politics has broken democracy in Australia as we sleep walk to dangerous climate change. That's why both ALP and Coalition get away with this corruption.
This quote from the article seems quite worthy:
"The Opposition Leader, Peter Debnam, has promised to legislate if he wins office to get the Labor Party to pay back the money [$1.25M plus $4M?] for the advertisements."
in Leaflet on water drips with spin: Opposition Sydney Morning Herald 6/1/07
Will Debnam keep that promise if he wins? That's a very big IF.