Daily Advertiser letters to the editor | August 18, 2017

While the ABS is getting ready to handle the postal survey on same-sex marriage, one writer questions its numbers on citizenship given the recent parliamentary debacle.
While the ABS is getting ready to handle the postal survey on same-sex marriage, one writer questions its numbers on citizenship given the recent parliamentary debacle.

Short and sweet

I wonder if the number of Australians listed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, with more than 24.6 million, is correct having so many people with dual citizenship living officially in Australia?

Helmut Kater

Estella

Ambulance solution?

Wouldn't it be better to have one ambulance officer in every ambulance and a dedicated driver that could help lift the patient and do whatever without being a ambulance officer?

More ambulances, less officers, and a driver that could help.

David Lawrence

Wagga

Biblical debate

Your letter writer from August 8 in support of same-sex marriage portrays Jesus (who is love personified - perfect, eternal, without spot or stain) as embracing all forms of make-believe that we 21st century mortals call love.

The writer sees Paul the apostle as off-side with his God and master. Simply because Paul specifies same-sex practices among the sins of self-indulgence, including fornication, which must be resisted by all Christians, each one of whom is called to Godliness - which can be painful.

Union with Jesus has to be worth any earthly sacrifice if it means eternal life in perfect love.

Darcy Maybon

Turvey Park

Growth opportunity

The $500 million Growing Local Economies Fund will ensure regional NSW has the infrastructure it needs to allow local businesses to grow and thrive.

The fund will identify the economic strengths of individual regions across NSW and invest in supporting infrastructure that best suits the needs of each region’s local industries.

As your local MP, I will work with you to develop and submit applications. I encourage local councils, businesses, industry and community groups and non-government organisations to identify potential projects and share them with me so we can turn these into a reality.

For more information on how to apply visit www.nsw.gov.au/growinglocaleconomies.

Daryl Maguire

Member for Wagga

Generosity on show

Shoppers in Wagga have proven they are among the most generous in New South Wales by helping to raise enough funds to deliver the equivalent of 6,255 meals for people doing it tough.

Wagga shoppers donated $1,600 at Coles as part of a five-week campaign to raise funds for SecondBite, a national charity which redistributes surplus fresh food to Australians in need.

For every $2 donation card purchased, SecondBite can deliver the equivalent of eight healthy meals to people in need.

We have received an outstanding response from our customers who really got behind the cause and donated at the checkouts to help SecondBite make a real difference.

Fundraising efforts in Wagga contributed to a total of more than $140,000 worth of donations across the state and we thank local shoppers for their generous contribution.

All donations raised over the past five weeks will help to fund SecondBite’s ongoing operating expenses such as fuel, transport and refrigeration so the charity can collect and redistribute surplus fresh food, and provide it completely free of charge wherever it is needed.

Since the partnership with SecondBite began in 2011, Coles has donated more than 40 million nutritious meals to people in need across Australia.

Orlando Rodriguez

Coles NSW general manager