Does anyone else agree with me that we need a safe drinking and bathing water supply?
Rather than having our lives endangered by council supplying us with water from the lake each year when Murray Irrigation do their annual channel clean or any major works as they did this year.
How can our council ignore repeated warnings given by experts, including Jim Sainty, and continue to supply us with inferior and dangerous drinking water from the lake.
They say it safe but it's not.
Many times it has had blue green algae alerts which is linked to causing Motor Neurone Disease and possibly cancer.
All the drainage from farms containing dangerous chemicals are also introduced.
Could council please have the foresight to preserve our health and build another water reserve with the allocated $200,000 funding that the NSW government has committed, "to support local infrastructure projects in regional NSW under the Stronger Country Communities Fund".
Or instead of using funds to build a new skate park, put it towards another water reserve so that we never ever have to rely on polluted water from the lake again.
I think the skaters could put up with the existing skate park for a bit longer if it meant they were healthy enough to use it.
If you agree with me, get onto the Council's website or complete a form for the survey for for suggestions on how to use the $200,000.
Liz Lewis, Griffith.
Brian’s ripe gripe
My four year battle with Barnaby Joyce and with Sussan Ley and others who have protected him is probably about to be resolved in a politically positive way.
For three days I have been putting article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Australia’s historical recognition of free speech to the test.
This morning I sent a letter to the editor of the newspaper in Cobram because I am devastated about what the National Party is doing to the Victorian electorate of Murray. Four years ago a professor from Monash University in Churchill said: Australia has no future in fruit growing.
The reduction in tariffs since 1970 has been good for Australian manufacturing.
This has minimised traditional manufacturing to provide a transition to capital based activities.
The only examples he could give were niche aircraft manufacturing (two weeks later the company which he referred to was in the newspaper as being in free fall) and innovative design of animation.
We are still waiting on examples from Sophie Mirabella.
One of Barnaby’s minders referred me to Barnaby’s economics experts for discussion and debate. I am still waiting for any response.
With nothing from Matt Canavan, how does Barnaby respond to ‘Australia has no future in fruit growing.’
When there was a crisis in stone fruits, Joe Hockey insisted that it was up to Coca Cola to invest and save what remained of the industry. Where was Barnaby?
Meanwhile the Coalition has legislated free trade agreements where the small print advises that if multinationals cannot get profits that they can expect world wide, then they can sue the Australian Government.
It will be of interest to see how many editors respect my rights of freedom of speech.
Brian Mills, Griffith.