FAST-FOOD LITTER A BLIGHT ON OUR CITY'S STREETSCAPE
Do you think Wagga Wagga could set an example for the rest of Australia and show that we really do care about where we live?
Next time we visit McDonald's, KFC or Hungry Jacks, let's pledge to keep the windows wound up and carry our rubbish to the nearest Wagga Wagga City Council garbage bin (of which there are thousands around the city).
Then our streets and roadsides would cease to resemble waste disposal depots.
Not much to ask and it would make our part of this Great Southern Land much, much more pleasant to look at.
So how about it fellow citizens?
Let's show the way and make our environment a lot more pleasant and start a movement to end the disposal of rubbish out of car windows.
Peter Matthews, Kooringal
STOP PROTECTING THOSE PEOPLE WHO BREAK THE LAW
I read with rising anger that those receiving Centrelink payments can now apply to have their fines for traffic offences, (including speeding), stealing and a large number of disgusting personal behaviour infringements, halved or reduced.
The best and fairest way to reduce a fine is not to commit the offence.
Law-abiding citizens are also suffering the financial affect of COVID-19, in particular self-funded retirees who are dependent on dividends for income, (which in some cases, have been canceled or delayed) and other sources of income which have been drastically reduced.
This is a shocking piece of legislation.
Ian Horsley, Adelong
PLEASE DEFEND THE ABC AGAINST GOVERNMENT CUTS
In times of crisis who do you trust?
For communication in Australia we trust the Australian Broadcasting Commission for accurate, informed up-to-date, on-the-spot information.
Lives have depended on it.
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Lives have been saved because of it.
Yet Coalition governments have ruthlessly cut the ABC's funding to the point where the ABC is on its knees.
Hundreds of experienced staff have been sacked and hundreds more are to go as the axe is taken to regional services.
Why? It is owned by us - the people, and will be lost if we, as individuals, do not protest en masse.
People depend on the ABC for everyday business decisions; for the quality of its information and its programs which educate, entertain and stimulate our lives.
There is no doubt that Coalition seats are going to be lost at the next election because of the lack of government funding for our publicly owned independent news communicator.
I appeal to readers to tell the prime minister and treasurer (and your local member) that you'll vote against the government at the next election if there is no improvement in ABC funding.
The address is: Parliament House, Canberra, ACT, 2601.
Jean Whitla, Wodonga
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