BURNING ISSUE: Angst over the future-defining Murray-Darling Basin Plan continues to smoulder across local irrigation communities.Name and shame cuplritsTHE people who trashed the woman’s house at Turvey Park recently should have their names and photos printed in your paper.
Name and shame them.
E PattersonGerringongTime to take stockWAGGACity Council must tighten its belt and put on hold all projects that cannot be afforded, and these include the Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics (RiFL) Hub, equine projects, Bolton Street sports complex, Lake Albert and the community art projects.I attended the levee community forum last week and council should take out a loan to pay for it and not subject the residents and ratepayers toa special rate variation.
Jeff StienWaggaThe halal conspiracyMY LETTER last week was censored and this removed a very relevant fact.
Halal certification that is attached to a huge percentage of our food attracts a “Muslim tax” .
Wages are paid to Muslims so we can slaughter stock in a particular way so they can eat the meat.
Huge sums of money are paid from many food processors to make our perfectly good food Muslim-friendly.
Now I think that’s bad enough, but this money is used to build mosques and Muslim schools that unashamedly discriminate against Australian Christian kids.
Our kids will never be able to attend theseschools and we all know that if we built schools that Muslims couldn’t attend, we would find ourselves in huge trouble and called racist to boot.
Anton HutchinsonTarcuttaStand up for futureHOW many politicians have been listening to some of the dialogue surrounding senate hearings into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, which are presently underway?
The plan is being described as a national disaster, as well as a crisis that is crippling communities, breaking up families and destroying businesses.
A small group of senators attending the hearings are sympathetic to the plight of these communities.
However, if we are to achieve the change that we need, many more politicians must start sitting up and taking notice.
We have communities and food producers in despair as millions of litres of water are sent out to sea, yet scientists are unable to demonstrate the environmental benefit.
In the interest of our future generations who expect us to leave a legacy of food security, I appeal to all politicians to take heed of the crisis we have created with knee-jerk reactions to the millennium drought.
Let’s do something about it before food producers and the communities which rely on them are destroyed.
Karen MacdonaldBlightyWe mustthink of othersTHIS year as we finish our Christmas shopping, please spare a thought for others.
Once you’ve bought a Kris Kringle for a workmate, a quirky gift for your brother-in-law or any of the presents you need for family and friends, consider one more gift for someone who really needs it.
One more gift to Red Cross will help ensure an older or isolated person gets a phone call every day to check they’re OK, clean water for a young child in a remote village in Myanmar, or a shower and a meal for a teenager sleeping rough.
This Christmas I urge everyone to consider making one more gift to Red Cross by calling 1800 811 700.
Jody BrounExecutive director, NSWAustralian Red CrossThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.