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Letter to the Editor - Herald Sun

Dear editor,

In June, 2010 over 300 local residents packed the Healesville Memorial Hall for presentations on the destruction of the public forests of the Victorian Central Highlands. The call from the floor was, "VicForests are no good for the forests; no good for themselves; no good for us and no good for Victoria - they should just be closed down!" So Minister Peter Walsh might receive plenty of local support for his "threat" (Council gags on Reflex vow, Herald Sun, May 21) to Yarra Ranges Council to not further expand VicForests presence in our town - though not the support he might have wished for.

Nevertheless, the principle that a State Minister should seek to bully a council to spend ratepayers' money on a product the council doesn't want to buy, under threat of removal of local jobs, is one that should raise the hackles of every Victorian. Such juvenile, though brutal, tactics do not befit a senior minister. Minister Walsh is a disgrace - he should either apologise or resign.

Sincerely,

Steve Meacher

Toolangi  Vic     3777

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Dear editor,

In June, 2010 over 300 local residents packed the Healesville Memorial Hall for presentations on the destruction of the public forests of the Victorian Central Highlands. The call from the floor was, "VicForests are no good for the forests; no good for themselves; no good for us and no good for Victoria - they should just be closed down!" So Minister Peter Walsh might receive plenty of local support for his "threat" (Council gags on Reflex vow, Herald Sun, May 21) to Yarra Ranges Council to not further expand VicForests presence in our town - though not the support he might have wished for.

Nevertheless, the principle that a State Minister should seek to bully a council to spend ratepayers' money on a product the council doesn't want to buy, under threat of removal of local jobs, is one that should raise the hackles of every Victorian. Such juvenile, though brutal, tactics do not befit a senior minister. Minister Walsh is a disgrace - he should either apologise or resign.

Sincerely,

Steve Meacher

Toolangi  Vic     3777

Have your say - send a letter to the Herald Sun Editor