The Farce continues.
We sent the Premier an email 16 weeks ago.
Here is the email.
His department sends a hospital pass back to the Department of Primary Industries.
And we received the reply today.
Seriously, they must be smoking pot at the DPI.
The reply had zero to do with the questions.
So I notified the DPI complaints unit.
And the cracker..the DPI complaints unit does not appear to be able to actually "investigate" charges of data manipulation/lies and obfuscation.
They appear to only be able to "investigate" the ability of their staff to respond to emails.
They dont have the slightest interest in the content of the email.
And, even funnier, they also appear to have zero ability to "force" staff to actually respond.
Then what do they actually do all day....????????????????????
The DPI unoffical motto ..
If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be.
Alice In Wonderland.
Dear Mr and Mrs####
I refer to your e-mail of 26 May 2009, behalf of ######, ####### and ##### to the NSW Premier, Hon Nathan Rees MP, concerning big cats in the Hawkesbury environs. The Premier referred the matter to the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Hon lan Macdonald MLC, as the matter raised falls within his area of responsibil1ity. The Minister has asked me to respond to you on his behalf.
I acknowledge the dedication you have made collecting and maintaining records of large cat sightings within your community.
As you are aware, the Department provides information to assist the general public report sightings of large cats including a fact sheet to help people with the identification process and a report form for recording unidentified animals.
I have enclosed copies of these documents for your reference.
For many years the Department has received reports of large cat-like animals living freely in the environment and investigations have been made into these reports.
None of the reports or investigations has provided conclusive evidence of a large cat such as a panther or puma living freely in the environment.
It is therefore inappropriate for the Department to provide public awareness campaigns on the matter.
However, the Department will continue to provide facilities for the public to report on matters such as sightings of large cats.
BRUCE M CHRISTIE PRINCIPAL DIRECTOR BIOSECURITYI CHIEF VETERINARY OFFICER OF NSW