NRL event a great success
What a pleasure and a privilege it was to attend the NRL trial match between Melbourne Storm and Newcastle Knights held at the Albury Sportsground on Saturday.
I could not fault proceedings at all.
Every protocol and OHS, especially COVID-19, were met, such as the ease of going through checkout with the abundant supply of young and energetic kids with their iPads willing to assist people having trouble signing in.
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To the security staff and more importantly local media outlets and various sporting groups in promoting the game,I take my hat off to all concerned.
I hope they will do it again soon.
Kylie Davison-Hull, Daysdale
Aged treated shabbily
I just read Ellen Ebsary's article in regards to Christine Stewart's and Bob Bennett's chronic health issues and the disturbing state of affairs which confronts our aging population (The Border Mail, February 27).
Ellen, thank you for focusing on the ailing health system for seniors; a great article, which is stressful to read.
Our elderly people should be treated better. They have already done the hard yards serving our community.
Both Bob and Christine have already given so much; Christine has an Order of Australia and Bob has worked tirelessly for our community during bushfires at a very senior level.
It beggars belief that such stalwarts are treated in such a shabby manner.
They are both selfless and exemplary members of the community who deserve better.
Ellen, thank you for writing a thorough and respectful article that highlights a very grim picture of the treatment of those we should uphold rather than neglect - the aging population.
Heidi Freeman, Beechworth
Once upon a time, the National Party, along with the Country Women's Association (the CWA), was "the voice of the bush".
The CWA has dropped its old-fashioned "tea and scones" image and moved with the times.
Nowadays, it claims to be the largest women's organisation in Australia, supporting women, children and families, especially those in regional, rural and remote Australia.
Compare that with the National Party.
In the past week you have printed two letters, both of which pointed out that although Scott Morrison has accepted that we need to lower our emissions, senior members of the National Party believe that farmers should be exempt from helping in this struggle.
What is wrong with them?
Peak farming bodies have stated that most farmers want to be a part of the national emissions target, that they consider themselves to be the custodians of the land and that they are already feeling the effects of climate change.
Barnaby Joyce was in the news over another issue less than two weeks ago when he called in Parliament for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to be allowed to invest in coal.
What part of clean energy doesn't he understand? More to the point, how would that support farmers?
Whether the National Party can reform and refocus, or just needs to die a natural death, I believe there is no place for it in Australia, in its current form.