18 February, 2014

Walsh should resign

Peter Campbell
Letter to the Editor (not published)
It is extraordinary that Peter Walsh as a Victorian Minister stridently supports VicForests logging publicly owned scarce remaining native forests that shelter endangered species. Neither the Victorian Government nor its ministers should be in the logging business.

When Peter Walsh attacks groups such as Environment East Gippsland (Heraldsun, 18/2/14) that take legal action when government-sanctioned logging breaks the law, he demonstrates a conflict of interest concerning the management of publicly owned forests.

Taxpayers are then hit again paying for his legal settlement for his ill-considered and inappropriate comments. Walsh should resign or be sacked.

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