Bad driving at all hours
I support Annie O'Brien's sentiments (The Border Mail, November 28) regarding hoons interrupting the general tranquility of the neighbourhood at night.
It's not only the streets mentioned but the lanes and side streets in the area and it also occurs during the day.
Several vehicles of various descriptions are driven along Frauenfelder Street and the brakes slammed on when they reach Fallon Street.
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I wouldn't know whether they are employed or not and I don't think it is all young ones doing it.
Some of these drivers look old enough to be a parent of said young people.
Are they trying to prove something?
It is a privilege to drive a vehicle and it is time that drivers learnt not to take a licence to drive for granted.
This is not a new problem; it has been happening since motor vehicles were invented and roads were improved.
Perhaps speed humps and more chicanes and roundabouts which most drivers dislike could be installed where appropriate.
Roma Freeman, North Albury
Testing regime the next step
Really good news that Victoria has reached such a vital milestone in the fight against COVID-19, and that other states are well on the way.
Time to stop looking for blame and poking the sore, and look at how to keep this milestone intact.
My suggestion is that anyone wanting to fly into Australia must have a COVID-19 test and be clear before embarking.
I realise this would add to the travellers' time. However, the safety of Australia's community far outweighs any inconvenience.
Currently tests are able to be returned quite quickly, so this is not undoable.
Airports are used to having to undertake checks to people's passports and luggage and travellers are used to waiting around at airports.
Adding this simple test to the routine would assist in not importing the virus into our country.
Add temperature checks on arrival and we could eliminate the need for hotel quarantine.
This would be a cost saving and increase efficiency and, more importantly, stop the virus entering Australia.
If anyone does not want a test-they do not enter Australia - no exemptions.
Wendy Cooksey, Wodonga
No compassion for soldiers
I have no doubt that that the reports Dr Samantha Crompvoets presented to the Australian Defense Force were a dispassionate analysis of the situation as she saw it.
Though her analysis would be influenced by her education and preconceived ideas, her lack of experience in the subject of her investigations is apparent.
The fact that she acknowledges that she is proud of the fact that the Army communities in her home town, would be so" powerfully" affected by he work, given the negative effects her work will have, shows a complete lack of compassion for the people involved.
The fact that The Border Mail (November 28) acknowledges that there could be a negative reaction to the article, by including a contact number for a counseling service, speaks volumes.
The emotional, physical and economic impact on the soldiers and their families involved is not measurable.
No thought is given to the fact that the men involved, in so many different ways, were and are, in no mental state to make rational decisions,especially in the situations they are confronted with.