RSL sub-branch says thanks
The City of Albury RSL sub-branch wants to thank the community for their support of veteran's welfare by buying poppies and badges during the lead-up to Remembrance Day.
Whilst the church service on Remembrance Day may have been restricted this year, we were still able to have several community groups attend and to lay a wreath on behalf of their members.
As part of our service to the Albury community, we are planning for services on ANZAC Day 2021 at the recently refurbished War Memorial.
We ask that you please continue to support our veteran community.
Graham Docksey, president Albury RSL sub-branch
Why let China play the bully
Why do we just weakly roll over and play dead belly up, whatever the Chinese throw at us, without response?
Why don't we reply that we only believe in fair, free trade without tariffs, embargoed, or limits.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Perhaps we should respond that Australia will bring in a regulation that no Chinese-made vehicle, of any description will be able to be registered for use on our roads?
Local miners, or primary producers, would still have plenty of choice, from elsewhere, for off-road use, but surely would restrain, for reasons of solidarity.
Jeff Lewry, Bowna
Columnist in denial
Your correspondent David Everist should come clean and admit that he doesn't accept the science of climate change, and thus enable your readers to decide whether or not they want to read columns written by a climate change denier.
In his latest effort (On the Wallaby, The Border Mail, November 21), David apparently objects to the concept of a carbon tax proposed by the Australia Institute.
David says that "it seems a little odd that those bleating that fossil fuels are the cause of all our ills and need to disappear as soon as possible, tax them as they go down the gurgler".
David seems to be baffled by the concept of taxing an outcome that you want to discourage, which to most of us seems just as reasonable as giving tax discounts for outcomes you do want to encourage. It's pretty basic really.
He then went on to make oblique and rather pointless references to matters that had been in the news, saying the Australia institute is clearly not listening to the debate caused by Joel Fitzgibbon quitting the national shadow cabinet, and that the NSW Premier should "toodle off to the harbour and check sea levels and make sure the Opera House will not disappear with an incoming neap tide."
This may be hilarious in the shearing sheds and back paddocks or wherever David chooses to hang out but to the rest of us it's almost meaningless. Is this the quality of journalism you want?
Graham Parton, Beechworth
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