Greens MP and environment spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has said it’s not surprising the head of the Office of Environment and Heritage, Sally Barnes, once wrote a memo slamming any move to allow recreational hunters into national parks. For details see article in today’s Sydney Morning Herald.
“I doubt you could find anyone who works for the Office of Environment and Heritage who could say recreational hunting in National Parks is a great idea while passing a lie detector test,” said Ms Faehrmann.
“National Parks and Wildlife Officers have been campaigning against the government’s dirty deal with the Shooters Party from day one. They are outraged that the government could compromise our precious national park estate in this way.
“Anyone who cares about conservation knows in their heart that this is a rotten deal for the people of the NSW and for national parks. Sally Barnes is no exception.
“I’ve been told that morale at the Office of Environment and Heritage has hit rock bottom because this government has done nothing to hide the fact it doesn’t give a stuff about the environment.
“This should not be about the bureaucrats who have to implement Barry O’Farrell’s dirty deals. The focus needs to be on the government, which has sold out the people of NSW by doing deals with gun-loving extremists,” said Ms Faehrmann.