Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Bracks Breaks Deal Made By His Labor Predecessors

Michael Gorey gives us the low down on the history of the saga of the mountain cattlemen, and how the Bracks government is going back on the grazing lease deals first introduced by Cain & Kirner:

John Cain and Joan Kirner created an Alpine National Park in the 1980s, largely against the wishes of mountain cattlemen. The parties reached a compromise however, with the introduction of seven-year renewable grazing leases. It seemed that everyone was happy.

So what’s changed?

. . . I can’t understand why it was good enough for two previous Labor Governments (Cain and Kirner) to support the cattlemen, while Steve Bracks says they must go.

I can only assume that Bracks has given up on country Victoria and wants to solidify his position with the greens in Melbourne.
- Michael Gorey


At 2:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems a bit ironic that the country people are crying foul. They were the same voters who threw out Kennett and voted in the Labor economic rapists. Frankly, serves them right.


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