There’s an interesting screening at Thirroul Community Centre tonight, September 11.
‘Cultivating Murder’ is a documentary about a news story you’ll probably remember.
Public servant Glen Turner was working for the Office of Environment and Heritage when he was gunned down on the side of the road at Croppa Creek, just outside of Moree in 2014.
He was investigating illegal land clearing and since his death, the NSW Government has changed the laws, allowing even greater broadscale land clearing to occur.
Murderer Ian Turnbull pleaded not guilty saying environmental regulations were bankrupting his family and as a result he was suffering depression. Both of these claims were proven to be untrue. He died in jail in March, serving a 35 year sentence for murder.
This film tells the story of four people deeply affected by the murder- Glen’s partner Alison and his sister Fran, Alain Anderson, a Croppa Creek farmer and neighbour of Ian Turnbull, and Phil Spark, an environmental consultant who is investigating broad scale land clearing where the Government agencies are failing.
The movie will be screened at 7pm on Monday September 11 at the Excelsior Theatre in the Thirroul Community Centre.