A society of snowflakes
This is indeed a sign of where our society currently sits. Would the previous two productions of the film, or the film Dead Poets Society, made in the eighties, have had crusaders similar to Harper rushing out with flags?
Mark Latham in a recent address highlights this when he states that cultural Marxism is turning us into a society of snowflakes, reversing the Australian tradition of resilience and replacing it with fragility.
For example, you don’t see any lifeline phone number displayed in Soweto where the majority of 4.5 million live in corrugated tin sheds without electricity. They are resilient, greet you with a smile and just get on with life.
Unfortunately the culture of Australia has in the past decade seemingly changed for the worst.
John McFarlane, Bidgeemia
I first met Noel in his parents’ home in Forrest Hill Avenue, Albury, in 1939.
While we have met occasionally over the years, it is the Uiver which holds the interest of both of us, so I know that the only subject which Janet did not mention is the work, time and travel Noel has put into tracing both people and memorabilia.
I am pleased that Noel’s efforts have been recognised in such a remarkable way.
P.L Strachan, Thurgoona
For the record
The Liberal Nationals are the only party in the North East that has declared its hand on buying new trains and delivering fast rail.
I write this in response to the inaccuracies contained in Kevin De La Torre’s letter in The Border Mail this week.
He claims the Liberal Nationals plan for fast rail does not include the North East. He implies that I was lying to the public. He couldn’t be more wrong.
In a story on October 4, The Border Mail reported on these plans, it talked about a two-hour, 44-minute trip to Melbourne, the cost involved.
There were maps produced, details provided.
Earlier this year we announced a Liberal Nationals Government will order new trains in our first budget – faster, more reliable trains.
And last month we outlined Stage II, a $4 billion spend on the North East line that will upgrade the track to Class 1, and will have trains capable of travelling up to 200km/h and cutting a minimum of 1½ hours of each trip, closer to three hours on a regular journey today.
I’m proud to say that I’m the only candidate, the Liberal Nationals the only party, to have given details of a plan for new trains and faster rail.
Bill Tilley, member for Benambra
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