Vote result not a betrayal
How can Keith Wheeler ("Voters 'betrayed' over vote on abortion bill", August 19) suggest that NSW voters have reason to feel betrayed over the lower house passing the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill?
The majority of NSW voters, along with the majority of all other Australian voters, are in favour of that action, hence all other states having such legislation.
Dr Joe McGirr's position is to represent the electorate, not just himself, and it remains to be seen how the electorate responds.
Keith then berates Premier Gladys Berejiklian for supporting the bill.
This criticism is an about face for a conservative that I would never have envisaged.
Taking into account that a majority of Australians are also in favour of gay marriage and climate change action, it appears that Keith is the one who is out of step, not Gladys.
Finally, to suggest that Australia may follow China and India in baby girls being aborted because of their sex is a ridiculous claim beyond any reason.
It's as way out as the claim by an extreme right wing conservative prior to the marriage equality plebiscite, that approval of gay marriage would lead to humans marrying animals.
Keep up the good work Keith. If nothing else, it's entertaining.
Graeme Callander, Lake Albert
Full rivers but no water
The resistance of a Royal Commission into water is based on the notion that we will get a worse deal. That, just like the South Australia Royal Commission found, the environment needs more water.
The concern is under a Labor/Greens government, the findings of a Royal Commission will be used to justify more water buybacks and more water for the environment. Yet, while our political system bases its position on fear, our region is watching rivers running at full capacity past our town and at the same time farmers have no water.
We are also facing a second summer without water. So I ask you, how much more damaging can a Royal Commission be? We currently have nothing.
Royal Commission or not, what our nation needs is for all members of state and federal government to make sure food security and irrigation supplies are once again a national priority.
Of course growing the food our nation consumes takes water from the environment.
Let us get on with the job of producing it.
Greg Adamson, Griffith
Society's not so bad
Most climate change believers that I know are proud atheists, however they seem to prescribe to a doctrine that's almost identical to the biblical chronicles of both 'Noah and the Ark' and 'Moses and the flood'; mother nature wreaks havoc on sinful population.
It seems as though these atheists are desperate to have something to faith in and feel guilty about.
I suggest that they have faith in a modern society that has provided them with a long and comfortable life.
Christopher Kanck, Wagga
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