at Charles Sturt University Building 1292 Room 223 Theatre
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM + Add to calendar12/09/2017 18:3012/09/2017 21:00Australia/SydneyBATHURST Cultivating MurderBATHURST Cultivating Murder Tuesday, 12 September 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time) Organiser Gregory Miller firstname.lastname@example.org Address Charles Sturt University Building 1292 Room 223 Theatre Panorama Ave Bathurst NSW 2795 Australia Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/56204/bathurst_____cultivating_murder.aspxCharles Sturt University Building 1292 Room 223 Theatre
Bathurst NSW 2795
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Cultivating Murder is a new feature documentary that tells the heart-rending story of the murder of Glen Turner, a public servant working for the Office of Environment and Heritage, who was gunned down on the side of a public road in Croppa Creek, 40 kilometres from Moree in 2014.
Glen Turner was investigating illegal land clearing when he was murdered, and since his death we have seen the NSW Government throw out the Native Vegetation Act and replace it with legislation that will allow even greater broadscale land clearing to occur, much as it has in Queensland. This film offers an insight into what large farming concerns and agribusiness see as the future and it does not include responsible land management and conservation of the natural environment. It reveals the pressure of recent rapid expansion in agribusiness as the laws protecting the environment are weakened across Australia.
The killer, Ian Turnbull, a wealthy NSW rural producer, had previously been prosecuted for illegal land clearing. During the murder trial Turnbull pleaded not guilty on the grounds of “substantial impairment” claiming the Office of Environment and Heritage was bankrupting his family agribusiness, and as a result, he was suffering acute depression. In court, both claims were were shown to be untrue. Ian Turnbull (82) died on Monday 27th March in Hospital while serving a 35 year sentence for the murder of Glen Turner.
The film tells the story of four people who are deeply affected by the murder:
Alison McKenzie, Glen’s partner who is left alone with their two children and is concerned that the killer may escape a just punishment.
Fran Pearce, Glen’s younger sister, who joins Alison as they attend the Supreme Court trial of Ian Turnbull. The two women struggle with personal grief as they attend each day of the murder trial in Sydney to show the judge, defense and the media that they want justice for Glen.
Alaine Anderson, a farmer in Croppa Creek and neighbour of the killer Ian Turnbull. She has known the Turnbull's for years but is now concerned that the community has deeply divided.
Phil Spark, an environmental consultant, who has taken it upon himself, despite obvious danger, to investigate cases of broadscale land-clearing when the government agencies fail to do so.
Contact: Georgia Wallace-Crabbe m. 0413 014 109 t. 02 8521 7350