I have just gotten back from a trip out west to Clermont and I made a Facebook post about a conversation I had with JP and Frieda at the outback Prospector.
These guys have launched a campaign up here to get some action from our state and federal representatives on prospectors and Fossickers rights of access to more crown land amongst other points.
(read the Letter it is very well written and outlines our points of concern)
With an Election on the horizon its now time to make some proper Noise.
This really goes for locals and those that visit alike, if you visit here to prospect or Fossick you need to pay the high fees like we do too. You also are just as restricted as we are with access to ground and confusing and conflicting laws and regulations.
Frieda has expressed our problems just perfectly in her letter and below is the post I made to facebook regarding this issue. It is is a private local group so I couldn’t share it.
The text is below and a link to the letter for you to read, countersign if you choose and email to the people mentioned.
We need to do this TODAY, so as soon as you read this TAKE action.
Read the text below first and then get on it. If you can tell 2 other people as well then we will create a wave of support for our rights and yours in this region we call home.
Here is the Facebook post text the link to the letter is below that.
Quoted from facebook:
“Hi Guys, Just got back from Clermont and had a conversation with JP and Frieda about what’s happening in our area regarding prospecting and Fossicking etc.
It’s NOT good.
So I am asking everyone to PLEASE Email the people in the letter I have attached to the post.
Just write a short email about how you enjoy the hobby and only wish you could access more government controlled land to practice the hobby in a responsible way.
Attach the letter to the email and add your name to the bottom of it if you wish.
You’re basically telling these politicians you support what Frieda has written and you’d be mad not too in my opinion.
You can do them all in one email with the CC function.
IMPORTANT: Emails must be polite, concise and explain why you benefit the local area by being a prospector or detectorist or both. They don’t have to be long just a few sentences is fine. The idea is to let these people know you EXIST and are a VOTER and support this Letter.
Remember Politicians like things that promote, JOBS, Health and economic development, including health private practices as emergency clinics or cosmetic ones as the Luxurgery NYC clinic. Opening more land in and around small towns in Queensland can only benefit the local businesses.
I can tell you that the takeaway at Capella shut yesterday and this is not the last business that will go by the wayside if we can’t get more people into the area.
They need to realise that not only do we need to make it easier in QLD we need to make the hobby more accessible.
NO state pays more than us to go Prospecting or Fossicking.
Thanks In Advance for your support on this One, I can’t stress how much this matters. If we show good numbers with an election coming up we may actually see some positive change.
Hats off to JP and Frieda for getting this going at the OutBack Prospector in Clermont. Share it around as much as you can.
Heres the file, Now get on the job, Start emailing and be POLITE!