NO ROOM FOR ERROR IN MANAGEMENT
A country to be run well must be done so like a carefully managed business venture.
There is no room for error, too many people are depending on the one in charge.
If the procedure lends itself to a wrong outlook the nation goes broke.
We, having already had a taste of this before whereby our recovery was achieved by thrifty management of Howard/Costello skillful steadiness.
We are at present on the second round of restoration for both these economic downturns were Labor orientated through gross mismanagment of the taxpayers financial affairs entrusted to Labor to get right.
They failed miserably.
Now, do the electorate have such shortened memories that they are prepared to be gluttons for punishment to run this very same gauntlet yet a forthcoming third time?
Have no lessons been learnt that they can't have their cake and eat it to?
Being debt free (under any circumstances) should be the ultimate goal the number one priority for a nation.
Lenders can foreclose on a debt (like a mortgage) if it isn't paid.
It's the same with a nation those to whom we are in debt have our nation (as collateral) if we don't get out of the debt we owe them they take claim of our nation in due course already having been giving large chunks of it as they buy up our land, housing, industries, etc - a finger in every pie.
The greedier we get with ambition the more debt we accumulate by not living within our means.
Vote for the Coalition the best managers of our country's financial affairs or go broke.
Yvonne Rance, Griffith
WATER SHOULDN’T BE SOLD SEPARATELY FROM LAND
In 2012 the Basin Plan was accepted by parliament.
It was voted on on November 30, the vote count was 90 in favour and five against, Michael McCormack, Independent Bob Katter and Member for Hume Alby Schultz, Member Murray Sharman Stone and Greens MP Adam Bandt.
Member for Riverina Michael McCormack forced the legislation to a vote when he tabled a disallowance motion.
But without the support of the Labor government and Coalition it was defeated.
And now the federal government will negotiate with the states to implement the plan.
The state government plan for irrigation communities, announce a cap on water buy back of three per cent per year starting in January 2013 and then environment minister Tony Burke places the onus on the states to come up with ways to recover water, warning he would be forced to increase the buy back of water.
How does federal parliament legislate the weather, when the weather has done what it likes since time began, it is called climate change and we have droughts, floods and bushfires?
That is why our state government in 1903 came up with a plan for irrigation and the Burrinjuck Dam to drought proof our regions, as the Murrumbidgee River would nearly run dry.
When one looks back at one of the Murray Darling Basin meetings at the Yoogali Club with Craig Knowles and other politicians, I handed a letter in regards the history of our region, without our dams we would not be here today and the hard work of our past generations.
What Craig Knowles said "in regards to water belonging to the land, the advice that you gave me was to take water away from the land when he was in government”.
Water has become an asset to be sold and traded and one does not need to own land to own water.
And that is the problem with water that can be sold separately from the land.
Fran Pietroboni, Griffith
THERE’S NO PLACE FOR RACISM IN WORKPLACE
I'm massively disappointed in a local business for knowingly employing racist.
They were informed of the behaviour in the past. This behaviour occurred in and out of the workplace. There is no place for this for this type of behaviour in this day and age and this business should be ashamed of themselves for accepting this behaviour.
The behaviour included referring to people of colour as “coons” and “niggers”. These remarks were delivered verbally and in text message form as to which I have kept as evidence. They also made constant racist and derogatory comments about a person of Asian heritage.
ARTICLE BROUGHT MEMORIES FLOODING BACK
Griffith's Genealogical and Historical Society's reflections on early years of Yambil Street (The Area News, Wednesday January 23), bought back memories of the 1950s and 1960s and of GAH Richards Garage.
My older sister was employed by the Richards family as a book keeper and at times sold spare parts to farmers for their Ferguson tractors.
Richards Garage also sold Vanguard and Mayflower (English) motor cars and vans.
Mr Testini had his Travel Agency two doors down where many young men/ women and Italian immigrant families booked their overseas travel plans with him.
The Area Builders, next door, for the hardware and building supplies to create new houses for a growing community.
This is what I remember of Yambil Street.
Gloria Velleyey, Belrose
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