Peoples Blockade-Day 23
Today we headed off from BASECAMP ROMEO in an eight car convoy to go and form a welcoming committee for our Prime Minister Julia Gillard as she visits the Darling Downs Power Station.
With around 20 people all armed with ”Our water, our future”, “Lock the gate” and “QGC don’t gas Tara” signs.
We set about making our presence heard, until Julia disappeared inside.
Meanwhile our friendly policeman Simon appeared as well as four others, to keep us under control. (Not that they were needed)
I find it quite odd that only 5 police officers were there to keep us under control around the Prime Minister and yet 40+ in attendance when its QGC…….makes you wonder just who is controlling whom!!!
On the way home, I called in at various places where there were QGC workers, and conducted a survey.
The workers only agreed to participate if it was anonymous.
I questioned 36 workers, and this is the result.
The questions asked where
1. Do you agree with your company’s decision to turn residential areas into gas fields?
Out of 36 questioned, 29 disagreed with the company, 4 agreed and 3 refused to comment.
2. Would you have a gas well on YOUR property?
Some of the replies we cannot print, but 33 said NO and 3 again, refused to comment..
3. If you were in the same situation as the protestors, would you protest?
33 said YES and again 3 refused to comment.
It just goes to show that just because these people work for the company, they don’t necessarily agree with what they are doing!
We invite any Gas company worker, if they have information of any company breaches, to speak out. You can remain anonymous.
Please contact us.
QGC has proven that they really are NOT prepared to work WITH the landowner, they do what they want regardless of the agreement in place with the landowner. We would like to thank QGC for showing their true colours, as finally people are starting to see how poorly the landowner is treated and are starting to show us even more local support.