I disagree that the photo of Geoff Hunt on front page of The Daily Advertiser was in poor taste.
I think it highlighted the fact that this was a wonderful family within our own community and we have somewhat let them down.
Geoff Hunt was a good person, with insurmountable sadness and no-one saw just how bad it was.
It is so tragic that this could happen to a much-loved, much-respected family within the farming community in our area.
Call it morbid curiosity or whatever you may, we as a community have felt great sorrow at what happened and feel the need to process it all and to remember it.
We needed to know what happened. The reporting has allowed us to do that.
Hopefully we have learned to care more for our friends and families and look out for each other and not assume everything is OK.
Thank you to the NSW Department of Forestry and the organisers of the burning seed event held over the October long weekend.
This highly successful event returned to the Riverina for the sixth time, attended by thousands of people.
As the majority of those in attendance were visitors to the region, Wagga became a place for the purchase of provisions for the event, giving the region exposure and supporting the local economy.
Particular thanks to Rennie from Wagga Underground Sounds for his efforts in helping to organise the event.
I refer to your article on page 9 of The Daily Advertiser (October 16) that claims “the city has overwhelmingly welcomed council's audacious bid to increase rates to fund its slice of the multimillion-dollar levee bank poroject”.
Where is the evidence that the city overwhelmingly welcomes the idea? How many people were surveyed - how many for/against?
People who had the foresight to build or purchase property in a flood-free area should not have to subsidise through several rate increases the cost of protecting those who did not show such foresight and built or purchased in a flood-prone area.
I for one do not support a special rate variation and I am sure there are many other ratepayers who feel this way. How about a proper survey?
The ratepayers should not have to pay for the upgrade of the levee and Wagga City Council may consider selling the Douglas Aerospace hangar and other assets to pay for the levee upgrade.
Anti-Muslim rallies are becoming more common, and there will be more of them if young radicals continue to murder innocent people.
At the rallies, Muslims and others usually gather nearby and scream about racial discrimination.
Muslims aren’t being condemned because of their race.
The problem is their religion which refuses to accept the Australian way of life and seeks ways of changing society by violent means; or that is how it appears.
If Muslims were dispersed widely throughout the community instead of congregating in enclaves and creating no-go areas, I believe many of the problems would disappear.
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