Letter’s content should not go unchallenged

Harold Hall’s letter to the editor about me, my office and my stance on coal (“Parliamentarians dodging truth about coal”, December 19) should not be allowed to sit in the public domain unchallenged. 

In all the instances when Mr Hall requested information from my office, he was provided with the most recent information available at the time. 

I met with him in my office to discuss these issues almost two years ago. 

And on his claim that there’s been ducking and weaving on the coal issue, I’m saddened he did not take a few seconds to check the public record, perhaps via Google or Hansard online – he would have discovered my clearly stated views. 

In public forums as diverse as Rotary club meetings and state Parliament, I have spoken firmly on the need to develop clean coal technology for Victoria to make use of the enormous energy resources coal represents for us. 

Damian Drum MP, 

Member for Northern Victoria

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