The personal comments by Senator Doug Cameron (‘Senator has no ideas,’ The Border Mail, November 3) regarding Senator Bridget McKenzie are offensive, and clearly indicate that he, and the Labor Party, fear her as a potential very credible candidate for Indi.
In five years in Canberra, Bridget McKenzie has risen to be a senior Federal Minister, and Deputy Leader of the Nationals, a clear indication of the Nationals willingness to promote capable women to positions such as deputy leader at both the federal and state level, and on the organisation side, with state and federal presidents over the last 40 years.
Bridget grew up on a farm near Alexandra in North East Victoria, worked at Latrobe Valley TAFE and since establishing her office in Bendigo has been deeply involved in rural Victoria, particularly playing a key role locally in the Parliamentary Inquiry into the cattle auction and abbatoir industries following the Barnawatha post-sale weighing buyer boycott three years ago.
She brings outstanding skills and influence to the North East
Personal denigration has no place in politics.
David Evans, member Victorian Parliament 1976-1996
Notice boards work
I write in reply to a letter to the editor (‘Where did all of Dean Street’s posters go’, The Border Mail, November 5) from Christine Duffy.
I would like to share with Christine the fact that our Tidy Towns group in Jerilderie was of the same opinion that a notice board, in a public place is a fantastic way to inform both visitors and locals to community events and important information.
We were able to secure a grant to part-pay for a weather-proof notice board which we placed at our shed which also houses a public barbecue.
We advertise local places of interest, our own achievements as well as any other organisations activities.
I would suggest you write to Albury Council with your idea, as there is likely to be a town plan already in place where notice boards might be placed.
Faith Bryce, Jerilderie
It’s all about the votes
You have to hand it to politicians like Daniel Andrews, who has run the state for four years and done little but rip off voters.
Then, come election time when he might lose his place at the trough, suddenly we have all these problems that need money spending on them.
TAFE, education, trains and paramedics are all areas that are not funded properly and suddenly comes the promise to fund them. Well let me ask this, why were these problems not attended to in the last four years?
The answer is because they had their noses in the trough getting all they could for themselves and now suddenly come election time, the voters of Victoria count again.
If you believe that you must believe in the Easter Bunny too.
Breck Scott-Young, East Albury
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