Well it has been an interesting start to the Newman Government. I thought it was a worthwhile thread topic.
Dear clients, supporters and friends,
As you may have seen in the news today, we were told yesterday that the State government has ceased all State funding to EDO Qld and EDO-NQ without notice on 30 June 2012. This is half of our recurrent funding.
We have sought an urgent meeting with the State Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Jarrod Bleijie, but are waiting for his response.
The withdrawal of funding guts our ability to help landholders, individuals and community groups understand and act on their legal rights to protect the environment. Without our office there is no legal support available for those that want to protect the environment in the public interest. Our invaluable community litigants handbook will cease publication.
If you have ever received our assistance or value the essential services we provide, now is the time we need your support to ask that our funding be restored.
Three things you can do to help us today:
contact Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Jarrod Bleijie, [email protected] and politely tell him about the essential role we play in helping the community understand and access their legal rights;
donate to EDO Qld to at least allow us to deliver our Handbook guide to Mining & Coal Seam Gas or continue our general services, including answering the 50+ people on our waiting list for assistance to protect the environment; and
spread the word by commenting on media reports and telling your friends through Facebook, Twitter and your local networks.
Thanks in advance for your support!
Environmental Defenders Office (Queensland) Inc.
So what part of Newman's 'We will repeal this legislation is we are able to' promise did your friend not understand...People don't realise that they have voted in such a retarded government until after.
A gay guy I know voted for the LNP and now he feels "betrayed" at what they have done. Duahhhh hno:
IMO Newman's actions so far will push Queensland into a recession in the near future.
Which of course will be blamed on Bligh.
You must be paid to write that. Anna's alternative would have been what? more of the same? more snouts in the trough? get real.
We already are. Even non political type and LNP supporters are regretting that day back in March. The facts are there.... Our state economy was not in that bad shape as he is making it out to be. He made all these election commitments that he couldn't fund and he is going to extremes now to do so. In 3 years time, we'll have labor back blaming the LNP for leaving the state in the way it is !!!McWhirters said:Newman is a hideous man, the worst kind of politician, tiny hearted, and we will look back on this period with shame.