WATER

 

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Fax 0293272533

I believe in free speech and that I have the right to debate with members of Parliament. I have contested three elections and have been denied the right to debate at each one.

At the State by-election for Murray I took it on myself to issue challenges to Austin Evens. He accepted being called gutless rather than discuss or debate. Recently I had two letters date stamped, initialled and copied. The public servant is prepared to adjudicate a debate if Austin agrees. I am waiting on the outcome.

I believe that I have achieved an Australian first by having Sussan Ley accept at least three debates. Calling them debates is a misnomer because Sussan has not responded to any of my debating moves. There is a chance that a retired school teacher might agree to adjudicate.

For four years Barnaby Joyce has been dodging me after I wrote the book entitled ‘Barnaby, you know nothing about Valencia oranges and do not care for those who grow them .’

The Sydney office of NSW Farmers have not responded to this debate challenge:

I believe that the former Minister for Water Malcolm Turnbull was responsible for one of what I consider to be four political decisions which have put our region into decline - the separation of water from land. Most see this as being irreversible.

 ‘I have a book with the title of ‘High and Dry.’ It has a sub heading :

'How free trade in water will cripple Australian Agriculture.'  

 ‘It includes ‘This book has been written to give farmers a voice. Their farm peak bodies and their political representatives have failed them badly in the debate on water policy.'

 ‘The book presents the idea that the separation of water from land should be reversed and can be reversed. I look forward to debating this with you.’

 There has been no response so I want to go to the next step and ask for you to debate the contents of the book with me.

 On Face Book there was this unsubstantiated report: ‘Barnaby Joyce has to be Investigated immediately. He spent $78 million dollars of taxpayers money buying a water license from Tandou owned by Webster's Cotton. This equated to $3500 per megalitre, when the going rate on the Darling was $1,100 at tops.’

 I suggest that you ask whether you would have the right to debate with Barnaby at least these subjects:

 First, the contents of the book ‘Barnaby, you know nothing about Valencia oranges and do not care for those who grow them .’

Next, the contents of the book which states 'How free trade in water will cripple Australian Agriculture.'  

Also, the basis of the stated involvement in water trading especially with Tandou.