In an extraordinary move the Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has threatened to cut the GST to the Victorian Government unless they overturn constraints on gas fracking.
He’s trying to withhold funds for basic services as a means of forcing states and territories into opening up the country to the fracking giants.
One might be forgiven for thinking that this is bullying tactics.
More than 600 farmers, environmentalists and others in and around Kongwak and surrounding areas have formally rejected coal seam gas mining.
If you are outraged at these latest developments, please contact your Federal and State Parliamentarians.
Burt Blackburne, convenor, CSG Free Kongwak.