The attendance of Peter Reith at the recent Coal Seam Gas protest meeting in Mirboo North should ring alarm bells for all Gippslanders. Why would the notorious Liberal, whose support for strike-breaking firm Patricks and heavy involvement in the fabricated “children overboard” scandal, be undertaking a “review” of Victoria’s gas supply? It looks as if a fanciful gas “shortage” may be predicted. Our region could be sacrificed for quick profits for coal seam gas cowboys. Judging from the Queensland experience, we would be left with leaking methane, a polluted environment and rock-bottom land values. Time to Lock the Gate on CSG and Liberal party gents.
Jessica Harrison, Wonthaggi.