Area News Letters | Distance a burden in Murray electorate.

NSW State Electoral of Murray There is no such thing as one-vote one-value when it comes to country people.

Our electoral of Murray covers a distance of 1070.362 square kilometres; it is the second largest seat in NSW population of about 53,000? 

FRAN PIETROBONI: "In the old days we stayed 10 days in hospital, had a baby nurseries that the nurses looked after the babies ... today’s mothers look after their own babies."

FRAN PIETROBONI: "In the old days we stayed 10 days in hospital, had a baby nurseries that the nurses looked after the babies ... today’s mothers look after their own babies."

Population in city electoral boundaries of Epping is about 53,891 and what area does it cover? The equal number of electors in an electorate does not give equal representation when distances are not equal. 

It is a fact that Australian people know very little of the Australian constitution. What does it say in regard to health? That governments are to provide hospital and health care? 

How does the population of Murray establish contact with their elected member given the distance that people have to travel from towns?  

Griffith Base Hospital is the first call for people who need emergency care, operations of cancer, maternity ward the best place to have a baby, and Leeton mothers to be having to travel to Griffith Base Hospital. And now Temora mothers will have to travel if their hospital operational theatre is closing down. 

In the old days we stayed 10 days in hospital, had a baby nurseries that the nurses looked after the babies, it is called progress, that today’s mothers look after their own babies. 

We have lost kitchen staff that cooked the meals, laundry that was making a profit, blood bank, radiology and Sterilisation Service, and who is serving the hospital "now" with sterilisation service?

The people of Murray have to fight to keep our Base Hospital first class; you never know when one is in need of emergency and health service. 

Griffith community should be proud of contribution to the private hospital raising funds, and all those who participated in the fun race to the lake and dinners.

And now our Base Hospital doctors need your support to raise money for urgent equipment that may save your life, money raised should be donated to those wonderful volunteer's, the Hospital Ladies Auxillary they would spend it wisely, and not to the Murrumbidgee Health Service. 

Fran Pietroboni, Griffith.

Brian builds campaign

People power appears to be behind the realisation that minor parties and independents are capable of breaking the 117-year Australian political duopoly.

I am a part of a group stretching from Western Australia which has not quite reached Lord Howe Island. There is acceptance and evidence of thuggery during election campaigns. There is no evidence  of any of that in country regions. There is acceptance of procedures which give anyone except the major parties only a remote chance of ever winning a seat.

In my case I have 35 policies which I would like to debate with a member … My wish is to have a detailed discussion and preferably a debate ... Obviously there should be agreed prior time plans for the National candidate and I to be in Griffith and at least 10 other places at the same time.

For Griffith at this meeting I would like at least reasonable interaction with  the National candidate in relation to my claim for free speech, my policy to remove the barrages at the Lower Lakes and the aim of everyone in Griffith to know what value will be involved with a new hospital.

Brian Mills, Griffith.