As cheap as it gets
Barnaby Joyce says he wants cheap power for Australians. That's why he wants coal-fired power. I have solar panels. They paid for themselves in less than four years. The power has been free since then. How cheap is that?
In fact I get money in the bank. You also get a subsidy to put solar on your house or a rental. I don't want my taxes going to pay for coal. And people don't want to live near a power station were you get soot on your car, house and kids' swing every time the wind blows. Coal will be a stranded asset. Let's go for renewables. They're more affordable.
Jennifer Huber, Wodonga
Too much Father Peter
I rarely agree with Peter MacLeod-Miller's opinions in his convoluted, metaphor-infused letters published in The Border Mail - far too frequently, I believe. His fanatical obsession with minorities, especially gay rights, and his even more fanatical hatred of our Prime Minister and all things Liberal are cringeworthy enough.
He must subscribe to the assumption that if he repeats himself often enough, someone - anyone! - might eventually agree with him. But in his most recent letter (The Border Mail, February 5) he attacked the Anglican Church (nothing new there) for failing mindful Anglicans struggling to remain within its fold, eager to create the new generation's "ethical navigation systems" to which he obviously subscribes.
He cites the Church's discrimination against minorities in defiance of inclusive contemporary values and their "boredom with unmarried mothers and the heathen" which has led to blindly targeting yoga mats, gay couples and masons. What? Really?
He then spreads the vitriol to "other churches" who operate "as para Christian organisations".
Finally, his ramblings settle on clowns, alluding to the fact that they already operate within his church, supposedly because the Anglican leadership is not careering towards modernity at the cost of traditional Christian ethics and values like Biblical teachings, common sense, compassion, respect towards others, tolerance, humility, loyalty and sincerity. None of which their main critic seems to possess.
Nevertheless, I finally agree with him concerning the presence of clowns within his Church.
Lorna Read, Lavington
Just do the job
I see our elected councilors are at it again, trying to create another white elephant with our rate money.
If you want a museum for the Uiver gather the funds by fundraising and see what happens. I have novel idea for the councillors, try doing the job you were elected for and do it properly.