One thing I found interesting in the article from aboriginal activist Noel Pearson below was how the Wilderness Society laid the groundwork for the introduction of the wild rivers legislation in Queensland.
It provides yet another example of my belief that at heart most well established environmental organisations have, in effect, become businesses that use fear to market themselves.
In a very real sense, fear is the product that they sell to well-meaning but naive city dwellers, especially the deracinated white middle-classes in inner city neighbourhoods and the credulous and inexperienced young.
Pearson has been leading the campaign against this grubby backroom deal between the greenies and the Queensland Labor Party that has shafted and marginalised even further the aboriginal people of North Queensland.
Hopefully at the next election all the green preferences that Labor bought with this betrayal of Indigenous Australia will not be enough to save it.
And read about how the Wilderness Society was prepared to go quiet over one mine in the area, while screaming about another. Also, the farce that is "consultation" as practiced by government is revealed.
Read the full article here