Perhaps if we were a republic, this would cancel out all previous and still colonial subjects.
Why should we be still under the thumb of the British home office?
As a side example, my father was born in Yorkshire, UK and served in the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea in World War II.
Yet when I go to England I have to go through the others nationals gate.
Yet the British home office claims me as a British subject under the present system.
This letter is just to point out the absurdity of the whole monarchical system.
I reckon it is about time we had our own system of citizenship.
Geoffrey Hall, Wagga
Traffic signals obscured at key intersection
Is it possible to install another left turn arrow at the Docker Street and Brookong Avenue traffic lights.
On many occasions the vehicle coming out of Brookong Avenue cannot see the present arrow because it is being hidden by their mirror or they are looking at the light pole straight ahead.
This is where a second arrow could be installed.
Lindsay Wilson, Wagga
Riverina residents show their generosity again
On behalf of Cancer Council NSW, I would like to thank the entire community of the Riverina for supporting someone they know affected by cancer by celebrating the 31st anniversary of Daffodil Day on Friday, August 25 this year.
Across Western NSW, it is predicted that approximately 1864 people will be diagnosed with cancer in a single year.
Cancer Council NSW is committed to reducing this burden and events such as Daffodil Day are vital to this effort.
The annual community event fundraises for vital cancer research, support services and prevention and advocacy programs.
It was great to see so many of our wonderful supporters out on the streets encouraging people to buy pins and fresh daffodils to support all people across NSW affected by cancer.
Every donation, no matter how big or small, helps Cancer Council NSW in our mission to beat cancer.
As an organisation that is 96 per cent community funded, we simply couldn’t do this without the Riverina community and their support of events such as Daffodil Day.
Thank you once again to all local businesses, schools, volunteers and fundraisers for your ongoing support of Cancer Council and Daffodil Day.
Brianna Carracher, Cancer Council NSW Western Region
The light switch works both ways, you know
I grew up on a country property, no connected power until 1963, kerosene fridge etc.
For lighting we had a petrol-driven generator with batteries and when we ironed we either used Mrs Potts irons, warmed on the fuel stove, or the generator was started.
Lights were turned on when needed and turned off when that room was vacated.
We all have light switches.
It's time we were reminded as to how to use them.
Win Main, Cootamundra
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