2010

RECREATIONAL FISHING

GREENS, THE REAL THREAT TO RECREATIONAL FISHING

November 22, 2010

This year’s Federal and State election campaigns have seen barbs traded between political parties and some independents over a proposed increase in marine parks and the direct threat to recreational and commercial fishing.

The truth has gone missing in both election campaigns and a flyer circulated in East Gippsland last week belongs in the fiction category of our local libraries.

In the recent Federal campaign the Greens supported a policy that would ban fishing in 30% of Australia’s territorial waters.

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ELECTION IMPORTANCE

ELECTIONS – THEY DO MATTER

November 8, 2010

East Gippslanders have every right to feel a little ‘election fatigue’ after a Federal campaign that lasted 17 days longer before the independents supported Labor again.

But I would caution against switching off completely as the seat of Gippsland East will be one of the most hotly contested in the state.

The Nationals, Liberals and the independent all have a chance of holding the seat and many of the issues confronting voters have Federal and State implications.

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COMMUNITY ACTION DAY

COMMUNITY ACTION NEEDED TO HELP THE LAKES

October 11, 2010

The environmental health of the Gippsland Lakes and its catchment is critical to the social, economic and cultural life of our region but governments at State and Federal levels are failing our community.

That’s why I’m helping to organise a Community Action Day on Sunday, November 7 to draw attention to the health of the lakes and the need for concerted action.

Over 12 months ago I met with Tim Bull who put forward a plan for a Gippsland Lakes clean-up day to encourage local residents to pick up rubbish and demonstrate their passion for the lakes and its catchment.

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