|Subject: Re: Facebook page|
|From: "Kirk, Lachlan" <Lachlan.Kirk@transport.nsw.gov.au>|
|Date: 5/04/2017, 3:05 pm|
|To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
Yes, quite so and well said Chris. For mine, there was no reason whatsoever for the post ‘oh by the way there was a secret ballot for 50 lucky people’. Only asking for trouble, and that’s what he got. Sure, not his intention of course. But, not so secret to come out and talk about it. It’s like the Sea Eagles fans with their banner ‘Nobody likes us we don’t care’. If you don’t care, why the banner? But I digress… J
Plenty more to say on it, and started typing a FB comment…but really what’s the point. Interesting to read some of the comments is all. I went in the ballot, missed out. Move on.
The Facebook group is popular, so I have to recognise that it has some
legitimacy in that respect.
However, it has no shared lineage with this page at all - it started as an
awareness/petition group (something like "Powderworkers in support of
Midnight Oil Reformation" and was renamed into a more general fan group
after the band announced they would be reforming.
I'm quite annoyed that it's being treated as the "real" Powderworks, and
Brett Beattie as the fan's representative to the Office. This list, though
diminished, is the real deal, and members here have had a relationship with
the Office for far longer than the Facebook group has existed.
In a conversation on FB, Brett claimed that the secret process was per
requests from the Office. I'm sceptical, but they're talking to him and not
to us, so how should we know?