ON ONE of my regular roadside clean-ups, I all but filled my garbage bin with litter from the Fernleigh Road/Glenfield Road roundabout to the railway overpass – a distance of only 250 metres.
A vast majority of the litter was discarded food wrappers and drink containers from a nearby fast food outlet who shall remain nameless!
I was led to believe that one of the conditions placed upon these outlets was that they have a radius of 400 metres around their buildings clean.
Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.
Anyway, it doesn’t matter as I’m certain the ratepayer doesn’t mind footing the bill for these clean-ups.
REGARDING the article in The Daily Advertiser on May 4 about Martin Bryant’s innocence. Roslyn Finch, you are 100 per cent correct.
If Bryant’s case had been brought to trial and all the evidence, at the time, put forward there would be no option but to find him not guilty of 35 counts of murder. I would be more than happy to talk to you about this.
AS A member of Junee Band, it was a great privilege to listen to and perform alongside the Bluescope Youth Orchestra in the Athenium last month.
The orchestra played with such enthusiasm and confidence, in addition to their high degree of musicality, that they earned a standing ovation from the audience at the conclusion of the program.
It was so refreshing to see a group of teenagers willing to make a strong commitment to doing something to the best of their abilities, and being passionate about achieving a very high standard, both as individuals and as a team.
Additionally, behind each of these kids is a supportive family, equally committed to the rigours of daily music practice, attendance at music lessons and orchestral rehearsals, listening to the kids perform, and sometimes forgoing other activities in favour of music.
We sometimes forget that activities our kids are engaged in out of school time are not simply things that they do “for fun”.
Sadly, the “only doing it for fun” attitude can so easily become a euphemism for “don’t have to try very hard”.
As soon as we stop trying we lose interest, it is no longer fun, and the activity is dropped.
A genuine interest in something, like music, dancing, art or sport, requires commitment and effort, not just from the kids but from their families and community.
I APPLAUD Kay Catanzariti’s efforts to make young people aware of the need to make a ”will” so that there will not be any legal problems should death occur, as reported in The Daily Advertiser, Friday, April 17.
Unfortunately many people learn the hard way and this is not necessary. It does not make any difference as to one’s age.
Young people do die and this is a tragedy for parents and other relatives.
I would further suggest that there is a need for people, whether young or old, to also make other arrangements to ease the difficulties that can and do occur when a person becomes seriously ill, loses mental capability or is unable to make decisions in the own interests.
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