Sarah Laurie, where are you?

An electricity generator is causing undeniable health problems for a nearby community - but the crusading Waubra Foundation is strangely silent.

Dear Sarah,

An electricity generating power station is causing nearby residents to (really) flee their homes to avoid (actual) harm to their health and well-being.

This is the time for your Waubra Foundation to stand up for (real) power station refugees.

But Sarah, where are you?

Your ‘foundation’ of one or two people has repeatedly warned about the fire risk from wind farms but when a coal-fired power station’s mine has been burning out of control for days – and likely to be weeks, you are nowhere to be found. Firefighters have been hospitalised, a primary school shut down, coal mine fire refugees forced to leave their homes – and you’ve gone missing!

You could be in Morwell campaigning for this clearly dangerous electricity generation technology to be shut down – digging up spontaneously burning brown coal on 40 degree days should not be allowed. You don’t even have to cite your favourite ‘precautionary principle’; it’s clear people remaining in the area are having their heath impacted as I write.

Why don’t you head down to Morwell and campaign for the rights of the firefighters and the community? You could demand that the CFA fire-fighters be paid by the coal fired power station for their time – and their health care costs. You could be arguing that the refugees must receive fair and just compensation. Call your mate Graham Lloyd, and get him to run a front page story in The Oz! Surely, you could find some eggs without yolks in the smoke to show him.

While you can’t be called a doctor yourself anymore, that’s no reason to shy away from the battle. Please Sarah, head down to Morwell, the coal mine fire refugees need you.

Stop these things,

'John Smith' (not his real name) is a part time comedian and full time worker in the power industry.