A dictatorship approach
Whilst I don't agree with the views that have been expressed by Israel Folau, sacking him for quoting the Bible - the keystone to his beliefs - is akin to a North Korea dictatorship mentality.
If you don't like his viewpoint, then don't read or digest it; it's as simple as that. This is just another example of the politically correct garbage collective.
I bet the rugby union bosses would lack the resolve and courage to do this if a member of the Islamic faith was involved.
Karl Moran, Wodonga
This is progress
I wish to publicly thank The Border Mail for publishing my letter entitled 'Development Out Of Place' (May 21). The awareness the letter created, combined with multi-faceted community action has resulted in the proposed inappropriate development being withdrawn/rejected by council.
The beauty and ambiance of this area has been preserved and saved for the residents and citizens of this city. It is also reassuring that the voices of residents are being heard by council and its planning department, and that developments that breach planning rules and guidelines will be denied approval.
Basil Anquetil, North Albury
Thanks for support
Nancy Lois and Mila would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported our "Australia's Biggest Morning Teas", one held at Nancy's house on June 15 and another at the Wodonga Hospital the following Wednesday. Your generous donations raised $1016 for the Cancer Society. Once again thank you.
Nevanka Askovic, Wodonga
Wasting our money
I am so sick of continuous and repetitive ads on television but the one that annoys me the most is the one that taxpayers are paying for and it is totally unnecessary and a waste of taxpayer money.
The advertisement I refer to is the man on the quad bike who hits a soft spot and the quad bike rolls on top of him and crushes him. We have been flooded with this ad by the Victorian government at our expense.
Firstly, there is probably no one who is not aware of the dangers of quad bikes and how easy it is to roll them. Secondly, if the government was really serious about saving lives on quad bikes, they would make it illegal to sell or own a quad bike without roll bars.
This solution is simple and costs the taxpayer nothing, or is this solution too simple for the government? Surely our money could be spent elsewhere where it is needed.
Steven Taylor, North Albury
Haines not 'needed'
In The Border Mail article 'New independent MP Helen Haines wants to build relationships' (July 1), it's interesting to note that "Dr Haines is yet to be contacted by any government ministers" on such a key piece of legislation like tax cuts. It's like the Liberal government doesn't need independents anymore. If only we had a voice in Parliament that was listened to.
Merv Redland, Wodonga
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