Kim Booth MP Greens Pulp Mill spokesperson
"The Tasmanian Greens today called on Premier David Bartlett to rule out any further Tasmanian Government subsidisation of Gunns’ proposed pulp mill.
Greens Pulp Mill spokesperson Kim Booth MP said that given the Premier’s infamous backflip on his “line-in-the-sand” over financial assistance for Gunns, a new commitment is required from this new government that it will not waste one more dollar of taxpayer’s funds on a divisive proposal for a private pulp mill in the Tamar Valley.
“Premier David Bartlett today flunked the opportunity to be a statesman and issue a death certificate for the mill, instead reverting to his old ways and attempting to resuscitate the corpse of the pulp mill,” said Mr Booth.
“The economy of the Tamar Valley has stalled under the cloud of this toxic mill proposal.”
“The public have rejected it, the market has rejected it, Gunns’ shareholders have rejected it, and it now seems that the only people on the planet who want a pulp mill in the Tamar Valley are David Bartlett and Labor.”
“Tasmanians who were hoping for a new direction would be bitterly disappointed that the Premier has chosen to prolong the pain.”
“David Bartlett must commit to the proper expenditure of taxpayer’s money instead of pandering to the needs of this divisive and destructive pulp mill proposal,” said Mr Booth".
............................Onya Kim. Its time the Greens led by Nick Mckim went for the jugular on the elephant in the room pulp mill. If Labor expect continued compromise from the Greens then it will have to work both ways. Either that or end up with more protest and more embarrassment for the lickspittle Laborials.
Funny thing, today on ABC radio I heard St. Michael Ferguson of Bass at his nauseating & sanctimonious best. Fergie was bleating about how the Greens were now falling into line with Labor on policy. Two words for you Slick Mick - Pulp Mill.
Anything to do with Gunns, Federal Hotels, the environment, Pokies and big business has seen the Liberal party vote consistently and unanimously with recent Labor governments.
Clearly Fergies bible does not contain the word Hypocrisy nor does it emphasise truth & honesty.
One compartment for Liberal Party Politics and one for the Lord ay mick?