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LETTER: Precious resource

SIR, – I thank you for your ‘Water our liquid gold’ editorial, October 3, a timely reminder to save this precious environmental resource, which we take for granted and fail to respect.  I’ll take this opportunity to share practical thoughts on water and the environment. Other than a shortage of water, the greatest threat to […]

LETTER: Battlefield tour

SIR, – We are seeking expressions of interest for a group of 10 to 20 people to join a tour of First World War battlefields at Gallipoli and the Western Front during August-September 2019. Options include five days in Turkey with a visit to Gallipoli then about 12 days on the Western Front. The tour […]

LETTER: Careless parents

SIR, – It never ceases to amaze me how careless parents are in this region. I have lost count of the amount of times I have witnessed occasions where parents have done or allowed something with their kids that places them in potential danger. It frustrates me how these parents don’t seem to care about […]

LETTER | Natimuk Lake tragedy

SIR, – Bulldoze Mt Arapiles and turn it into gravel for road-making. Just hear the outcry. That’s what happened for decades up to the 1950s until enlightened people called a halt. Tragically, a similar scenario is now happening to Natimuk Lake, an equally important natural wonder for Natimuk and district people. It is a shadow […]

LETTER: Community support for farming cousins

SIR, Cr David Grimble and I attended a farmers meeting at Underbool to gain a first-hand picture of the difficulties our Mallee farming cousins face. Clearly drought conditions are evident and each passing week without significant rain adds to the pressure. The Mallee farming community, as with our own farming community, are of one voice […]

LETTER: A question

SIR, – Would you please ask an extremely important question of Grampians New Energy Taskforce chairman Stuart Benjamin and Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio – The Weekly Advertiser, July 18 – and any or all of the local government representatives on this task force. The question is: What is the science that proves beyond all […]

LETTER: It does not work

SIR, – When will governments learn that self-regulation does not work. It did not work with banking. It did not work with bio-security. It did not work with building materials. In fact, we need regulators to keep a check on government regulators. J. McInerney Horsham The entire July 25, 2018 edition of The Weekly Advertiser […]

LETTER: Natural Justice

SIR, – All councils across Victoria have the same requirements in the Local Government Act to put our rate strategy and budget out for community consultation and comment. This was done and we received eight submissions, two of which were from farmers challenging our rate differential for the farming community. We did not receive a […]

LETTER: Empathy for system

SIR, – Right across the state, farmers are pleading with councils to show empathy to a system that is broken, unfair and completely unsustainable. The intent and spirit of the State Government is ultimately to cap council expenditure to a modest 2.25 percent. The budget process and rating system might seem complex – the reality […]

LETTER: Where I stand

SIR, – I write to discuss Horsham Rural City Council’s 2018-19 Budget.  The process does not start off with a blank sheet of paper. The budget is a practical empowering of the aspirations and directions contained in the council plan. The council plan is the road map which guides the priorities of our local government. The budget […]

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