I REFER to the recent letters about the small font in the death notices and other columns in the classified section of The Daily Advertiser.
The number of letters seems to have declined, probably because the editor has not had the courtesy to comment on their content.
Perhaps he has no ageing family connections who like to have memories of people and events in their past revived by the reading of these unfortunate messages.
Anyway, here is my letter to keep the issue alive.
I wonder how many more it will take to fix it.
I'd like to apologise for and correct my assertion that Leeton Pipe Band no longer exists (Letters to the editor, April 9, 2015) .
The pipe band does still exist, with a contingent of three pipers and five drummers.
“Everybody is entitled to his opinion but nobody is entitled to be wrong in his facts.” – Bernard M Baruch.
I refer to the editorial, The Daily Advertiser, March 23, 2015.
The writer states that “some people are born gay”.
This is not true and this is shown by the fact that many gays leave their lifestyle after a number of years and get married.
When one is born with a certain characteristic such as blue eyes, that characteristic remains for life.
Therefore, don’t change a fact into a furphy or wishful thinking.
The NSW election taught me many things.
One of them was to not wait until an election campaign starts because the Nationals member for Murray dodged the three independent candidates except at the initial Meet the Candidates session.
One of my strategies was to invite the newly forming Country Party to contest Murray.
It almost worked – the member’s primary vote went down 23 per cent.
It was not until the campaign that I learned that Dr Misra and I were the only two of eight candidates who had a policy on revenue.
I hope that the Country Party contests Riverina but with more constructive policies than just “vote for me and I will look after you”.
I will be contesting Riverina with at least these two strategies:
Start to challenge Michael McCormack – starting now.
Inviting Senator John Madigan’s Manufacturing and Farming Party to front the Nationals. As a sitting member John does not have to have 500 members to register his party with the AEC.
The very last construction project I was on before retiring was the Oil Seed Plant at Wagga.
Wagga has a well-developed industrial base and it was chosen by the owners over Griffith even though much of the feedstock comes from the Griffith area.
The new party should do well in this diverse electorate.
I will also be asking my good friend in Morwell, Victoria, who runs an engineering design and detailing business, to contact John.
One of my policies is to fix the dollar at 70 cents of other selected value.
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ON BEHALF of the Leukaemia Foundation, I would like to thank the community for their active participation and support of the World’s Greatest Shave 2015.
One Australian is diagnosed with a blood cancer or a related blood disorder every 46 minutes.
As the Leukaemia Foundation receives no ongoing government funding, the support of the public will help meet the increasing demand for our support services.
Each year, the foundation supports thousands of people and their families by providing practical services at no cost.
These services include: information, emotional support, transport and accommodation for regional families required to relocate closer to metropolitan treatment centres.
We also invest millions of dollars each year into vital research to improve treatments and find cures for blood cancer.
Thanks to all of our supporters, we are well on our way to reaching our goal of $5.7 million in NSW. There is still time for people to sign up or make a donation on www.worldsgreatestshave.com.au
On behalf of all those diagnosed and their families, who will be supported as a direct result of your support of the World’s Greatest Shave, thank you.
I AM sure the many, many thousands of people who travel on the Olympic Way at night are dismayed at the shocking lack of (as in none) lighting at the junction of the Olympic Way and Red Hill Road.
Driving home from Albury on Saturday night made me aware what a dangerous ticking time bomb this is.
This is absolutely disgusting and quite frankly embarrassing that such a major T-intersection like this one has no lighting whatsoever and next to no signage to tell motorists its there.
This turn-off is only going to get busier and busier as people use this exit of Wagga to travel south. A major accident is just waiting to happen.
My question is to the Wagga Wagga City Council, our local elected member Daryl Maguire and also our federally elected member Michael McCormack.
Who is responsible for the pathetic night-time situation that junction currently stands at?
Are there plans in place for much needed lighting and not just a suburban street pole there? Are there plans in place for much needed signage?
And if so when is this likely to happen?
An honest answer would be much appreciated for everyone.
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