Monday, 12 November 2007

More than three thousand Clarence Valley residents petition NSW Parliament

A petition signed by more than 3,000 Clarence Valley residents was tabled in the NSW Parliament by the NSW Minister for Lands, Tony Kelly, on 8 November 2007.

The minister called on the Howard Goverment to clarify its position on damming the Clarence River before people in the Clarence Valley go to vote at the Federal Election on 24 November.

"There still remains a deep concern among residents of the Clarence Valley that the dam and diversion of water to Queensland proposed by the Federal Coalition will go ahead. That concern has been fuelled by the Coalition's ambiguous position and their continual muddying of the waters about their true position on the dam........Dam the Clarence and the fishing industry, one of the largest industrires in the region, would be decimated." [The Daily Examiner,Grafton,"Clarence no-dam petition tabled in NSW Parliament",12 November 2007,p.5]

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