Reliable planet a must
I am very grateful to John Moore ('It's all about that base', The Border Mail, March 7) for reminding us all of the absolute importance of a reliable baseload power source. I agree with Mr Moore that this should never be forgotten. But Mr Moore, what about a reliable planet?
As pointed out in his letter, there is almost nothing that can be done without a reliable source of power. But I respectfully inquire, what can be done, regardless of the reliability of the power source, if you are living on a planet that is on the blink?
Unprecedented heatwaves in a record-breaking hot year. Fires in almost every state. Drought. Toxic rivers, lakes and dams and unprecedented fish kills. Record-breaking rainfall events and floods. Wildlife species being made extinct by climate change alone. When do we open our eyes and see what is happening in front of us?
Gavin Doherty, Beechworth
IN OTHER NEWS:
Remove the abuser
As a retired police officer I saw domestic violence all the time and it frustrated me not being able to stop it. It appears to me that the courts are the frustrating factor because they constantly place the abuser back into the equation.
Let's try taking the abuser out of the equation by refusing bail or making an intervention order that works. Refuse bail and the abuser is thus not able to control the victim or make an intervention order that prohibits any contact whatsoever. Then provide domestic violence support that shows the victim they are not dependent on the abuser but this must be accompanied by immediate support from Centrelink to enable the victim to survive financially.
The victim can then realise they are not dependent on the abuser, they can live and survive financially without them. This does not happen overnight but with the abuser out of the picture, the victim does not have the pressure of the abuser to deal with and may be able to be helped and counselled into realising they have a life without abuse.
Breck Scott-Young, East Albury
The regions matter
Here in this safe seat in the Albury region, we need to reject the massive spend on new city stadiums and demand that the eyes and ears of the NSW government see and care for NSW regions and do more.
Let's hear a policy that will push local government to get moving and not hinder. Let's get local government to function with the times and shake off rigid ways and see what tourism can do for our Murray River region if it is embraced and invested in by the private sector. It is time for quality modern Murray front tourist parks that will attract year-round tourists and not just in Albury but in Corowa as well.
Stuart Davie, Corowa
What about Jack?
Apparently the selectors in the Ovens and Murray Football League team of the century have never seen Jack Jones, the captain/coach of Albury in the late 1950s play.
John Byrnes, Albury
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