Hill hits at Green Groups

Telegraph 11th February 2000

(1) Minister Hill claimed at a speech to The Sydney Institute that Green political lobby groups decried everything Australia does with labels of second best.

(2) Environment acheivements recieve more recognition overseas than at home.

(1) One must remember that these Green lobby groups have a lot of expertise to lobby, as a speaker would have to be equal or better than his opponent to extract change out of our Australian Federal Government.

Quite often the results of possibly months of lobby are watered down in the final Government response and action.

One must consider whether the Government fully understands the environmental problems and what is needed to fix them as the public is continually frustrated with inaction while conditions continually worsen.

(2) That is easy for those that don't know the local Australian problems and our intelligent MP's.