Terror attack in Manchester has claimed another 19 innocent lives including 10 children.
Surely, It is not enough for us, just to send our sympathies and prayers for the victims and hope for the best.
We have to do much more than that if we really want to see an end to this rising wave of terrorism.
Peace cannot be established without observing absolute justice on all levels.
Is it fair for America or other western countries to profit from weapon trades. Spending billions of dollars on defence, cannot end terrorism, however ending poverty, hunger and slavery would surely bring peace.
Usman Mahmoood, Bowenfels.
I was very happy to read about the two ladies.
Palm Young and Christine Del Gigante of the library in the article Bookends call it a day in the Area News dated May 24, 2017.
The two ladies really deserve this appreciation.
They are jointly managing the library well.
I was really surprised at the courage shown by these ladies in the matter of the book Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie I have a word of praise for Madam Pam Young when she says, "we decided to go down the path of free speech and non censorship.
"The Western society has progressed because every person can fully express himself in this society.
I appreciate this quality of the Western society.
There are many services provided by the library.
But I enjoy the computer service and the senior s movie screening the most.
In India two books – Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie and Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence are banned even today.
While in India being a book lover I desperately wanted to read these books but could not.
When I went to New Zealand in 1996 I first of all read these two books.
Amar Jit Singh, Griffith.
What environmentally friendly girls are Gemma Clancy and Laura Royal.
Cleaning up other people's discarded trash on Scenic Hill.
13 bags full.
C'mon 'tossers', be responsible for your filthy habits.
How's your home and property looking?
THANKS girls, you have my "yea for the day".
Gloria Velleley, Belrose.
The trucking industry has welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s discussion paper on options for an independent price regulator for heavy vehicle charges.
The Chair of the Australian Trucking Association, Geoff Crouch, said the ATA had long been an advocate for an independent price regulator to set truck charges.
“The Government has made an important step towards that goal by consulting on options for how an independent price regulator can be set up,” Mr Crouch said.
“Truck charges need to be set at arm’s length from government so they fairly represent the costs of heavy vehicles on the road network.
“As the discussion paper recognises, the current charging system is not working.
When the National Transport Commission – an independent government body – found that the current system overcharged truck and bus operators, governments chose to freeze revenue instead of cutting charges to a fair level.
Geoff Crouch, Australian Trucking Association
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