|The Tasmanian Pulp Mill: A view from Tasmania
||[Oct. 3rd, 2007|11:25 am]
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With regard to the previous post, I think it is important to note that a General Election is imminent in Australia, and the Pulp Mill is shaping up to be a major issue.
A poll released today shows that 27% of voters in the electorates affected by the Pulp Mill would be prepared to switch their vote to the Howard Government if the Environment Minister were to reject the Pulp Mill application. Only 6% would vote against them.
Given that the Howard Government is currently facing a landslide defeat, and that the Tasmanian electorates are marginal electorates, it's should be that the Government can be easily influenced to reject the Mill, if it wants to save its electoral bacon.