Hard to fathom
Lynette, firstly the only way anything is leached from solar panels is if they are broken, a thing that any business in solar is sure not to let happen as it would affect their bottom line.
Secondly, you have been swayed by falsehoods flooding the internet funded by the coal, oil and gas giants on this planet who coincidentally are responsible for more damage being done to farms and our environment than anything else.
Also how you equate the Paris agreements with China somehow getting some financial/control is a little mind blowing.
You talk about sustainability of our land for future generations. If we do not move from non-sustainable options such as coal and gas, your children and grandchildren face a future where food crops which require water will be near impossible to grow in many areas of this planet.
I for one find your objection to solar a little hard to fathom.
Lynda Shortis, Yackandandah
Servicemen deserve respect
I take exception to Graham Parton's statement that Vietnam Diggers should get over it, I am sure if he knew what IT was perhaps he would reconsider his throwaway line at his last sentence.
It was and is the deplorable way our returned servicemen and women have been and are being treated by a public who are largely uncaring or not interested.
Go back to the sixties and early seventies and recall the protest marches, the infamous red paint over the CO marching with his returning troops through Brisbane.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Previous troops returning from WWII were welcomed home, rightly so, with open arms from a grateful nation. Imagine the confusion of the Vietnam soldiers returning to an angry, gutless crowd who probably didn't even know what they were protesting about. Getting news from home (when the posties and wharfies weren't holding up deliveries to Vietnam) about the protests back home and saying "why, what have we done?". Being singled out by groups calling us baby-killers, some being shunned by some RSLs, having to hide and not admitting to being in the Army.
Think about the number of suicides and people still suffering from physical and mental scars. Graham, I suggest you read Barry Heard's book Well Done Those Men to gain a little bit of an understanding of why your "get over it" rankled so much or, if you choose to ignore my request, align yourself with the third class citizens who caused so much angst within the veteran community.
Joe Owens, West Wodonga
Listen to traditional owners
I hope Sussan Ley watched Four Corners on Monday night and will listen to the traditional owners of Kakadu. I have been to Kakadu and it's an amazing place.
It's about time the Traditional Owners were listened to and their advice acted upon and not disregarded. For too long Australian governments thought they knew what was best for Australia's First Peoples and have proven to be wrong.
Kakadu is supposed to be a "Joint Management" and from the Four Corners, it's a one-way management from Canberra and that's no way to manage a historic World Heritage National Park. Perhaps the Traditional Owners manage the park with support from Canberra?