A HUMBLE REQUEST
I fell down while walking, the ambulance took me to the Griffith Base Hospital. I was feeling very very cold in the emergency room as I am a patient of prostrate gland.
In 2011 I was a patient of prostrate gland. The specialist from Wagga Wagga treated me. The patients of prostrate gland have definitely cancer, but I had no cancer due to Yoga. The specialist from Wagga rose from his seat and came to me and patted me on back and said; "you have no cancer." I replied; "I have no cancer because I am a Yogi." A specialist checks me in the Griffith hospital every year to find out whether I have cancer. This year he was certain that I would have cancer. But I have no cancer because I am a Yogi. In the end I would request the doctors of emergency room in the hospital to allow to wear my warm clothes after the tests and allow me to bring heater from my home
Amar Jit Singh, Griffith
FULL LAKES IS ENVIRONMENTAL MADNESS
Once again you have given an excellent yet damning report on the MDB Plan. Will the powers that be listen? I think not.
My name is Peter Gilmour and I live at Cobram Victoria, my great grandfather settled near here in 1876. I took up the Basin Plan story since its inception. I run a small Facebook page Murray Darling Basin Connection; which gives me a strong interest to follow. I have travelled the whole Basin a few times and each time I have been gobsmacked by the inequity in the irrigation schemes. Last year for instance the Darling River ran dry yet the dam at St George had water in it for irrigation.
Our area gave up a lot of water (the whole old soldier settlement scheme lays mainly defunct), so I am bitterly disappointed that the water has been lost. The same can be said for many irrigation areas.
Yet large scale irrigation is still being developed as seen by your report, also the large nut plantations on the lower Murray along with a major scheme being developed along the Sturt Highway between Carathool and Hay supposedly for nuts, this is pure greed.
Also a large investment firm have apparently spent over $100 million buying properties in our catchment area, so once again a large corporate with no interest in our area will manipulate water markets to suit themselves.
Last year the Murray River was run at least 20 per cent over usual levels for many months and the Mulwala Canal was run at capacity to supply water to the lower Murray and the lower lakes as the Darling River was dry, if that is not governmental and corporate greed and insanity then I don't know what is, especially as the farmers who usually get supply from the Mulwala Canal got zero per cent allocation.
Also the lower lakes and Coorong in South Australia must be addressed as part of the plan and they must give up water like the rest of us have had to. To keep that system filled with fresh water is environmental madness.
Peter Gilmour, Cobram
SEARCHING FOR CONNECTIONS
In 1921 a building of great significance and importance to the town of Longreach, Queensland, was opened and became the home of the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade. This building will be celebrating its centenary in 2021. A book is being compiled by volunteers to document the history of the past 100 years of this Heritage listed building. Over the years, many people ventured to Longreach to carry out the valuable and demanding work of Ambulance Bearers (Officers). For the book, we are seeking contributions from relatives or friends of those who served as Bearers.
Anyone who would like to contribute, please send information to 158 Ibis Street, Longreach, Queensland, 4730. Alternatively contact Elaine 0488 986 557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elaine Britton, Longreach
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