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LETTER | Global warming put to bed

SIR – The following article from the Washington Post should put this contentious issue to bed once and for all.  “The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consul Ifft, at […]

Bioenergy available for the taking

SIR, – The announcement of the Kiata wind farm is good news for the Wimmera and Victoria but it highlights the problem that Victoria will soon face, and that’s a lack of base load power. There is a form of base load renewable energy that no one seems to be considering, and that’s bioenergy. According […]

Living in drought

SIR, – With the Wimmera-Mallee drought broken at last, I thought it might be appropriate to share my thoughts as expressed in this little poem I composed while a year-10 student at Horsham College. The Wimmera and Mallee was in severe drought at the time, but encouraging rain had fallen. Broken Drought Thirsty trees, Thirsty […]

Be part of the conversation

SIR, – What if you had direct access to government and could influence decisions that affect your local community? This could be a reality with Premier Daniel Andrews announcing nine new Regional Partnerships across Victoria to provide a simple and effective way of telling government the things that really matter in regional Victoria. Our partnership […]

Marriage equality

SIR, – I understand that Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has committed to base his parliamentary vote on marriage equality on the result of the Mallee electorate from the proposed plebiscite. Putting aside the discussion about whether the proposed plebiscite is warranted, given the extensive polling and debate during the recent federal election, and the […]


SIR, – Now that the dust has settled, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Dan Tehan following his re-election as the Member for Wannon. Dan has an important job to do and I wish him all the best. I like Dan, and while we have different political allegiances, we like and respect […]

It is an honour

SIR, – It is a great honour to be re-elected as the Federal Member for Mallee. Over the past few years I have had the unique experience of witnessing, first-hand, the innovation, community spirit and common sense of the people who live in the Wimmera and the Mallee. I have become such a strong advocate […]

Sitting on their hands

Sir – Through your column I would like to point out to Member for Lowan Emma Kealy that her predecessor sat on his hands in a safe seat for years. To complain now at a lack of interest by Premier Daniel Andrews does nothing but irritate me. However, I do have another view – on […]

Christmas lunch thanks

Sir, For the past 14 years, Horsham Uniting Church has provided a Christmas lunch for people who would otherwise be by themselves on Christmas day. It is a truly wonderful event, with more than 100 people attending the lunch. The dining room was filled with people talking, laughing, sharing parts of their lives, making connections […]

Cage-fighting concern

SIR – I refer to the article on page 7 of The Weekly Advertiser on November 18, ‘Superintendent denounces fight’. I cannot do more than agree with Paul Margetts’ comments on the fight between Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey. Furthermore, the Judo and JuiJitsu Association in Australia should take a strong stance that the media […]

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