ACADEMIC TERMINOLOGY DISGUISES REALITY
We all hear the term 'social-economic impact' when discussing water buy-backs and the Murray Darling Basin Authority.
Well this season, with job losses occurring in the region, farmers not spending as much money, and businesses suffering, I hope that people outside this region see that the 'social-economic impact' is more than just some academic phrase to discuss what is happening in our community.
It's our friends, family and colleagues that are hurting because of political decisions being about the management of the Murray Darling Basin.
Furthermore, it is worth remembering these 'socio-economic impacts' we are facing are occurring as a result of bureaucratic decisions, not lack of rainfall.
Going into the past season, our dams we're at 70 per cent capacity and general security irrigators received zero per cent water allocation.
The reason that water was not available to general security irrigators was that the state and Commonwealth Environmental Water Holders had filled our dams with environmental water.
Greg Adamson, Griffith
YOUNG PEOPLE USED FOR POLITICAL GAME
What nonsense we saw on the TV news of a Sydney pre-school having wee children sign a petition, claiming they did so because they noticed the Aboriginal flag wasn't flying on the bridge full-time.
The child in question is three years old, the others five years old.
Seems the teacher has been using them as pawns to prompt yet another minority group cause this time to further her agenda.
Time parents started being vigilant as to whom they allow to control the mindset of their children they entrust into the care of such people who are brainwashing their children.
These little loves should be able to just learn how to socialise, paint, colour in, listen, sing and above all be allowed to enjoy their childhood.
Time our education minister took a closer look at all forms of education to ascertain our children are learning the school curriculum and not being brainwashed unknown to their parents by teacher peddling causes that have nothing to do with learning how to learn as they are supposed to be.
Like our law system, education also needs a thorough shake up.
It will take a brave government with gumption enough to make it happen before anymore young minds are warped into submission by today's so called era of progress.
Yvonne Rance, Griffith
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Michelle Higelin, ActionAid Australia executive director
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