"I will raise your concerns [about Pine Brush National Estate] with the Minister for the Environment, Mr Bob Debus."
THE HON. DR MEREDITH
BURGMANN, PRESIDENT OF THE
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (Personal
"I was astonished when I read your letter. I can't believe rainforest could sell for as little as $1 an acre. And then for it to be cleared beggars belief". - Senator the Honourable Meg Lees, Leader of the Australian Democrat Party (personal correspondence)
"Your account of the history of the decisions concerning this area of bushland is most extraordinary". - Hon. Carmen Lawrence, (former) Federal Shadow Minister for the Environment (personal correspondence)
"All that is sought is an answer. Did the Minister mislead the Parliament? Does the Pine Brush National Estate area have sufficient environmental safeguards, and how much longer will it be before we get a response out of Debus, Woods and Carr?" - Shadow State Environment Minister Ms Peta Seaton (press release)
"No way in the world should the people’s land be flogged off to people at the, the, at the expense of the whole of the state. And it would appear that this warrants very serious investigation.” The Honourable Bob Martin M.P., (former) Federal Minister for Natural Resources, SBS-TV
"Is the [former NSW Environment] Minister aware of illegal logging currently taking place on the [Pine Brush National Estate] land?" NSW Greens MLC Ian Cohen M.P. -hansard (Questions Without Notice, Legislative Council Article, Page :423)
"It is clear from the website that the complainants are trying their best to find out the truth."NSW Democrats Leader the Hon. Dr. Arthur Chesterfield-Evans, M.P. (Letter to Democrat candidate for Clarence, Mr. Alec York.)
"In the case of Pine Brush it is difficult to identify a Commonwealth action or decision which would trigger the application of the Australian Heritage Commission Act in such a way as to allow me to intervene." - Australian Environment Minister Senator the Honourable Robert Hill M.P., hansard - (Senate Question No. 288)
They [NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service] feel that in this case the matter [of the protection of the Pine Brush National Estate] becomes a local planning issue and they have very little jurisdiction. - Australian Environment Minister the Honourable Senator the Honourable Robert Hill M.P. (correspondence to Senator the Honourable Bob Brown)
“... despite numerous claims to the contrary, the Member for Clarence, Ian Causley, was involved in quarrying on the site during the 1950s and 60s.”
"the greens are committed to helping save the pine brush national estate so we would like to clarify and rectify if there has been any problem with our work to date." NSW Greens Party Member Ms Lee Rhiannon, M.P. (personal correspondence)
“...the issue obviously has merit...”
"Concerning my qualifications to be Mayor under the Local Government Act I do not require any specific qualifications to hold the position of Mayor." "Regarding your concern of Pine Brush National Estate and any Nature Reserve that may be created the care, control and management of these areas is left to the experts. As for National Parks having very little jurisdiction is incorrect and in fact National Parks and Wildlife Service policy overrides planning instruments in such cases." "I would also like to point out that I am not in a position to help destroy the environment."
"I hope the campaign is going well and that there have been no repeats of the fires and break-in you experienced. - Senator the Honourable Bob Brown (personal correspondence)
"I would like to compliment you on your concern for the future, and your hard work. Keep fighting, and please keep me informed of your progress." - Doctor Karl S. Kruszelnicki, Julius Sumner Miller Fellow, The Science Foundation for Physics, The University of Sydney. (personal correspondence)
"Excellent web page. I will take a closer look at it shortly"
Clark, Sydney Morning Herald investigative
- the Attorney General, the Honourable Jeff Shaw, representing the Minister for the Environment, the Honourable Pam Allan (hansard. Questions Without Notice in the New South Wales Parliament Page :1429 Legislative Council Article)