WE'RE HAPPY WITH HELEN, JOHN
John Barilaro in your paper on June 24 claimed that our local state member was trying to claim credit where credit wasn't due. Really!
Just the fact that the leader of the NSW Nats has had to come out and make such a claim is in itself an achievement.
Where the hell have you been all our life John? So what happened to 'Austin'? Bit hard to start these days? It was always a problem.
For a start you could never rely on it. Looked good, but never lived up to the hype.
In May of this year we received in our letterbox a glossy double-sided page from Roads and Maritime Services.
In states and I will quote, "proposed Kidman Way re-alignment at Willbriggie".
It says among other things that the 'curve' carries 2000 vehicles per day. Seventeen per cent are heavy vehicles. I will enclose the page for the editor to read.
The page then says that between 2013 and 2018 there have been two crashes seriously injuring two people and moderately injuring another two? But wait, there's more.
The page then says in big black letters, "what you need to know". Wait for it people, it says, there is no current construction funding for this project.
It gets better or worse. The page then says that this part of the road was identified in an infrastructure plan forming part of the government's future transport 2056 strategy.
Hang on John, that's 37 years. Is this what the National Party considers OK for the people in the bush?
John for a party that supported the Liberals in tearing apart regional councils.
If I recall it really was intended to limit the number of Sydney councils, boy did that fail miserably. You didn't listen to us then, and our then local National Party member went missing.
Could Helen be that bad? Not so far.
I am positive that realigning the curve will not cost as much as tearing down a perfectly good football stadium.
Or building a three billion dollar tram that will only service very few people and John this project may even save lives! And it will be finished much quicker.
Well John, I would like to continue however I think I can here Gladys whistling.
But to be short, we're happy with Helen. Oh and her claims.
James Tongue, Darlington Point
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Over 500 students and 100 community members attended screenings of The Staging Post on 25 June. This film showed us the human face of asylum seekers and what they are achieving in their community in Indonesia.
Rural Australians for Refugees Griffith sincerely thanks the schools who sent their students to see the film, community members who attended and the Griffith Regional Theatre for their support.
Will Mead, Rural Australians for Refugees Griffith convenor
'THERE IS NO NUANCE HERE'
RE: Israel Folau's crusade for justice.
The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 18) states that freedom of religion includes a person's right to manifest his religion or belief through teaching, practise, worship and observance in public or private.
This being the case it would appear that Folau's tweet was a public manifestation of his belief through teaching God's words not his opinion, as claimed. There is no nuance here.
Were all the funding coming his way to be redirected to mounting a test case to the International Court of Justice he would prevail.
Right now with freedom of speech at the top of the agenda, Australia has a duty to defend its very own right to speak out having been silenced conveniently here under the Anti Discrimination Act (section 18c).
Time to have this act reversed. As it is often said seize the moment and run with it.
Yvonne Rance, Griffith
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