Travelling through the black soil Liverpool Plains last week, where Carol and I both used to live, I was reminded of their beauty and exceptional productivity, not to mention the genuine and hard-working people living there. Sorghum and cotton are close to harvest now, strong, fat cattle dot the paddocks and thankfully - thanks to a massive, 10 year long, country-and-city effort - no disastrous BHP coal mine is in the middle.
I remain dismayed about the planned Shenhua incursion onto the ridge country near Breeza, and the CSG pillagers with their incompetent and toxic track record - your food production remains under threat.
If there is to be food and fibre at the end of this rainbow for decades to come, let's hope the power-addled and incoherent policy minds in Canberra wake up to themselves sometime soon. Here's hoping - dinner might depend on it.
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