Where does money go?
We are constantly bombarded on television, radio and newspapers by charity organisations asking for donations. Everything from saving children, saving animals, saving the environment to cancer and other research.
While I support charities raising money, I do not support charities not declaring how much in the dollar actually gets used for the reasons stated. Between advertising costs, pamphlets, CEOs, managers and even offering gifts, surely not all money raised is getting where it is needed?
I have heard of one charity only getting 20 cents in the dollar to where it is needed.
Shouldn't it be made mandatory for charities to disclose in their advertising just how much actually gets to where it is needed?
Steven Taylor, North Albury
Lefties have it wrong
I write in reply to the letter from Emily Shaw, ‘Tony it’s time to go’, The Border Mail, September 1.
Hopefully Tony Abbott and the new prime minister get it right and build a power station or two. This way maybe AGL’s $1.6 billion dollar profit may be reduced with lower electricity prices. I think many Green slanted lefties like Emily have got it wrong.
OK, let’s remove the billions of taxpayer money from windmills or better still, let’s make every type of power source share in the dollars equally. Then we will see what survives.
It comes down to the point. Power, like water and gas should never be sold to private enterprise. All they care about is making money, not about real workers in Australia and keeping the lights on.
Government needs to build coal power stations, bring nuclear online (you Greenies will be happy with that!) and reduce my taxes to solar and wind. I assume Emily you have too much money available to support AGL.
Gary Evans, North Albury
No honour, integrity
So Scott Morrison has to defend Peter Dutton in the “au pair gate” scandal. Another example of politicians raison d'être.
Don’t you love the honour and integrity of our politicians. Viva the two party political system? Or should that be vale to the two party political system?
It’s definitely time to prune the diseased and dead wood in our Parliament. And the prune should be conducted with a chainsaw at ground level.
Andrew Gordon, Wodonga
Find city solutions
The city issues to fund infrastructure to ease congestion and fix many city problems should be funded by city and suburban people. The demands of city issues is leaving regions underfunded and regional people treated badly.
The question should be asked by regional MPs, are city people paying high enough rates and taxes and are tolls high enough to fund what cities need? It appears not. The cost of city life should be a cost worn by people who live there – perhaps a levy on all homes in the city and suburbs should be in place for infrastructure requirements?
Regions are left behind because city life takes to much of the funding.
It is time to find ways to spread population and promote the fine lifestyles in regional locations.