NOT TRUE TO LIBERAL VALUES
With the introduction of the HomeBuilder scheme, the Morrison government has entered into the business of explicitly picking Australia's winners and losers.
It is a shame to see the party of free enterprise abandon their values. Indeed, the Liberal Party was founded in Albury with the aim of stopping the heavy hand of government choosing a favoured few at the expense of "quiet Australians".
If the federal government was truly targeting spending at those in need instead of those most mendicant; surely pubs, clubs, tourism and the homeless would reach the top of the list.
So too do liberal economists from Adam Smith to John Stuart Mill to Milton Friedman.
Liberalism under Menzies meant preventing coercion and promoting voluntary cooperation between individuals. Sadly, liberalism under Morrison now concerns freedom to coercively use other people's money.
Ross Hamilton, Glenroy
WHAT ABOUT WODONGA DAN?
Does the Victorian government recognise Wodonga?
As our governments pledge to take out newspaper advertising to support the newspaper industry it would be useful if Daniel Andrews' urban-based government recognised that Wodonga is part of Victoria.
I refer to the full page advertisement in The Border Mail on June 12 with the headline "Albury it's time to make a difference. Teach the future".
Are they about alienating Wodonga as part of Victoria or are they really just about poaching NSW teachers?
Sharon Mawby, Wodonga
DESPAIR AT ROAD OFFENDERS
The end of Operation Regal over the long weekend resulted in 341 offences recorded, including 21 drink and drug offenders.
I despair at repeat reports of offenders caught driving at excessive speeds, under the influence of drugs and, in recent times, disturbing accounts of unrestrained children in the car.
I am deeply concerned by the obvious lack of respect for the unrestrained children in the vehicle, a positive test for drugs and being unlicensed, and wonder what the community would see as a deterrent or appropriate sentence to hold this offender accountable?
The fact remains that there could have been a serious accident in which those children could have been seriously injured or worse.
There could have been other innocent lives lost.
People need to take responsibility for their children and if you can't abide by the laws, then don't have children with you in a motor vehicle, don't drive a motor vehicle, and stop being so damn selfish.