Area News Letters to the editor: By-election reflection – comparing then and now

Stop and think what we had in the by election of Murray.

Griffith had so many people from all walks of life the NSW politicians and young people who were employed by National and worked in parliament.

WATER GONE: Fran Pietroboni says Canberra plans to take more water away from farming communities – 450 gigalitres – which is around 450,000 megalitres.

WATER GONE: Fran Pietroboni says Canberra plans to take more water away from farming communities – 450 gigalitres – which is around 450,000 megalitres.

Who knew very little of the history of the MIA, and how we had to fight the Liberal and national and our ex-Prime Minister and Kay who took aim at our local lady and farmer.

Our local lady and farmer who has worked behind the scenes putting submission in regards to the Murray Darling Basin Plan. 

Canberra plans to take more water away from farming communities – 450 gigalitres – which is around 450,000 megalitres.

Take note that the young National who did not know that it was the Howard Government in 2007 and the environment minister Malcom Turnbull who came up in the middle of our worst drought with the MDBP.

What will happen in the next drought will farming communities be left high and dry and the river will run? 

The gun debate one has to say, to change the law in regards to guns, one has to be in government and Liberals and National are in government.

To own a gun one has to have a licence, farmers needs a gun to protect their sheep from wild dogs, pigs, foxes and crows, when a lamb is born the crows pick their eyes and tong out.

City people have no idea what farming is, and how the farmers run's their farms. 

I had the pleasure of the company of a young man James, who said "that Griffith and Albury are prosperous towns and when one travels  out to the small towns they are poor", and I said did they have irrigation?

And James said no, and now you know how important irrigation is, with water we can grow, take water away from the communities we will die, that is why we need more dams, and the Burrinjuck Dam was built by a Labour government for irrigation for the MIA, very few people know that.

My parents would travel to Bilbul with a horse and trailer to work; they had 10 acres of rented land to produce veggies.

My father was able to buy a rundown farm and paid cash for the farm and tractor.

The good old day's people worked hard and did not have a credit card. 

PS A little lady on her 90th birthday said she thank the day when irrigation water came to the MIA the frogs came with the water. 

Fran Pietroboni, Griffith.

Happy for Austin

I was very happy to read  the victory of  National Party candidate Austin Evans in the recently-held elections in The Area News (October 18). Austin Evans is a very nice fellow. We were happy to meet him in the Sikh Temple when he visited before the elections. We hope that like Adrian Piccoli he will have contact with the people.

Amar Jit Singh, Griffith.

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