This article was in the news media recently:
It says so much about how dysfunctional Tasmania has become.
I especially like the quote from Kate Crowley from the University of Tasmania:
“The sad thing is that it seems so old-fashioned and that we’ve moved past it, but maybe Tasmania’s never going to move past adversarial politics and maybe the forest peace process was always doomed because of that.”
I completely agree with this sentiment!
Tasmania is now utterly addicted to Wedge Politics. Our political system depends upon Wedge Politics for its survival!!
There is no other option in Tasmania but community division and conflict!!
But now in addition to public native forestry, we now have fish farms and tourism added as weapons to the arsenal of Wedge Politics in Tasmania. The tourism and fish farm industries have readily taken on the confrontational rhetoric of wedge politics; more than happy to divide and destroy the Tasmanian community.
Yes Ms Crowley! There will be no peace in Tasmania. Our politicians and business leaders are working to ensure that!!