Government loves money before the environment of Port Phillip Bay – it’s the very reason the planet is ridding itself of us

Let’s ask ourselves whether the environment or money is more important to the Brumby government. The answer is clear. Despite the health scare for the fish in the Bay (The Age 17/1/08) there is no question of the dredging being postponed until the matter of the lesions on the seven varieties of fish are investigated. The incompetent State government signed a ridiculous contract stating that if the dredging is postponed there will be a $1.7 million a day penalty charged. Doesn’t any bureaucrat understand that if you have such a penalty mooted for a contract that there is a good chance that dredging will be postponed for very legitimate reasons? The dredging company certainly understands because they have, again and again, been pulled up for faulty procedures.

Certainly they can cause the very disruption for which they will be paid penalty rates.

There has been no estimate of the amount of carbon to be released by the dredging over the ten year period it will be required. How criminally negligent of the government and the courts not to understand that. And there is legal opinion that we – the voters – will be able to sue the individuals behind the decisions that destroy what is remainng of our environment.

By that time there will be a new size of cargo ship and tanker and they will not be able to negotiate the Heads (the RIP) no matter how much dredging is done. By that time we won’t have the right size port (unless we then spend more money developing Western Port) and nor will we have a Bay suitable for recreation without endangering our health.

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