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Thursday, November 01, 2007

(with respect) there is a god!

Tasmania has gone crazy with elections. The whole country will soon go to the polls to (hopefully) get a new Prime Minister, but last month we also had local council elections here.

And the results are official... our local pro-pulp mill Mayor has been ditched! Justice has been served! Woohoo!

Of course, he claims it had nothing to do with the pulp mill and he still thinks we're all 'misinformed'. Unfortunately for him, we have the final say at the ballot box. When thousands of us signed a voters block declaring we wouldn't vote for anyone who supports the mill we meant it. This is the first chance we have had to follow through and it appears to have made a difference. Power (at last) to the people.

Since both State and Federal governments have voted to allow the mill to proceed this could be seen as a hollow victory... but it is a significant statement about the strength of our feelings. Those candidates in the Federal election who support the pulp mill would do well to take notice. (Be afraid. Be very afraid.) Take heed. We mean business!

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2 Comments:

At 10:10 pm, November 01, 2007, Anonymous Sandy said...

Yay! Congratulations Cecily!

 
At 8:47 pm, November 02, 2007, Blogger Robyn said...

Yay! So who does that leave you to vote for in the federal election? Greens?? I need to do some research. I've decided that my vote is going to somebody who is against mandatory detention and who isn't in Kevin Andrew's party - grrrrrr.

 

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