Farm profits can fall and farm debts rise fast when government utility construction staff enter a property. Gates are left open, fences knocked down, stock mistreated, creek crossings destroyed along with shelter belts and crops ground into the earth. GBAC consultants are farmers with an expertise in dealing with government. GBAC can be called in to make sure that any transmission construction across a farm is properly managed to have minimal financial impact on the farm enterprise and provide compensation if damage is done. Enforce transmission lines may have to be accepted but then the wise farmers will ensure that it is at least very profitable.
Don’t waste time with bureaucrats
Individuals often need to make sacrifices for the good of their nation, but when they do they should receive very generous compensation for doing so.
Farmers troubled by transmission lines should not waste time negotiating with bureaucrats or public servants over whom they have no control.
Go to those who can say “Yes”, not those who can say “No”
They should use cheap, simple and effective Votergrams to take their concerns directly to every Member of Parliament. MPs are the only segment of government over which farmers have any control. In a farmer’s role as a “Voter” that farmer together with other farmers/voters, re-elects or replaces existing politicians according to whether those MPs have government doing what those voters want.
Whether the farmers’ own electorate is safe or marginal is of no consequence. Anyone can campaign in a marginal electorate. By going directly to every MP by Votergram, farmers will reach the interested politicians who do care about them, regardless of party. Then those MPs who care will carry far more weight with the Minister and Transmission bureaucrats than any farmer ever will.
This direct action by even a small number of farmers provides significant weight to the submissions of their farmer associations which are working hard with very detailed submissions to senior bureaucrats. Bureaucrats are not answerable to the voters but MPs are.