In your profile on potential Greens councillor Eric Kaiser you headlined his focus for global issues ("Local fixes for global issues", November 22).
He indicated that councillors "need to think about the big issues and translate this into action on a local level".
This is a local election and the focus needs to be solely on local issues relative specifically to the Wagga Wagga City Council area.
This indicates another reason to exclude political parties, in particular the "Greens", and voters should be conscious of this when casting their vote.
I certainly won't be voting for any Greens candidate.
There are lots of things that are an insult to society, including the ones mentioned by Peter Smith ("Anger at parole suggestion", November 26), but the biggest one would be for a government to kill an innocent man.
The US has got it wrong and murdered many innocent men over the years.
I don't believe a sympathy card with a sorry message would fix it.
Doesn't really cut the mustard. It also costs on average $292 per prisoner per day to keep someone locked up in Australia so they can rot in jail.
That money could be used to fix the potholes on the road, which seems to be a major concern for letter writers at the moment, and I'm not sure where the money will come for overpasses at bad intersections.
There is always two sides. Should we fix the roundabout or take people off the road that can't drive?
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I believe the way Australian state governments handled the COVID-19 vaccine rollout was a total mess and completely un-Australian.
For the past year we have witnessed state governments using coercion, manipulation and mandates to meet their objectives to protect the population.
The problem that I see is our culture is built on mateship. Aussies have always worked together, collectively. We are a culture proud of mateship.
But at no point did I see any Aussie leader try and build on the community spirit of mateship for vaccination programs. It was a campaign of 'us and them'. In fact, I can't recall at one time any effort put towards explaining the science of vaccinations and how it helps your mates.
I believe many of the state leaders only have themselves to blame for the hundreds of thousands who are objecting to mandates on whatever crazy ideological debate they hold.
The reality is, while the majority just got on with vaccinations as they saw the bigger picture and wanted to look after ourselves, the current protesters are simply head-strong Australians who don't like to be coerced or manipulated.
And traditionally, challenging governments can be an admirable, celebrated Aussie quality - look at the support of Ned Kelly or Eureka Stockade.
Sadly, any scrutiny of the vaccine rollout puts an individual in the anti-vaxxer category.
Just to be clear, I'm not an anti-vaxxer, just frustrated with the mismanaged of the people of NSW and hoping some bureaucrats take these comments on board for next time they aim to 'help' our community.
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