This discussion has arisen out of sharing some ideas with Dale Stiller.
The final public hearing has been held and the Senate Inquiry http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/fapa_ctte/climate_change/ind...
is required to report on the 30 April 2010.
We believe that AGMates – at least the Peter Spencer “Tower of Hope” People Power Movement should make best possible use of the Senate Inquiry (and especially the submissions) as a stepping stone to progress the cause. We can't leave the Inquiry findings gather dust on a shelf. We also can't just sit back & expect Peter Spencer assisted by Alastair McRobert, Peter King and the other close supporters to do the whole job in the High Court.
That we read the submissions, and save the “better” ones (including the better ones arguing against the farmers property rights case) under some logical categories. Objectives include:
• As a basis for developing an independent AGMates overiew and summary of findings from the submissions and public hearings.
• As social/political "documentaries" to use in future campaign/s – there WILL be a Federal election this year and a NSW State election in March 2011.
• Specifically, for the farmer/landowners stories - as a starting point for a future book documenting and telling the stories of the effects of native vegetation laws.
SUGGESTED APPROACH & GUIDELINES
That a group of readers read, categorise and save the better submissions.
• Government Organisations
• Farm Organisations
• Landowner stories and family impacts
PROPOSED GO FORWARD & PROCEDURES
1. Volunteer readers put forward their names
2. We make a list of readers, and for each reader a reviewer (another reader)
3. There are 371 submissions – we work out and agree on which submissions are to be read by which readers
4. Got to work – reader selects a sub-list of submissions to keep, reviewer reads the selections and either confirms or drops some.
5. RULE – can’t nominate your own submission.
6. We ask Steve to setup a drive/folder system so that the submissions can be stored under the categories and with an over-arching commentary that would be our next step.