WALKING: Kevin Landers from Wodonga urges pet owners to be responsible in Sumsion Gardens and pick up after their pooches. At the core of the crimesTHEnews is full of violent crime and we all feel the hurt and it makes for a sad land.
Drugs are at the core of many crimes and the culprits claim mental illness as a reason. The latest in the courts is the sick rape and murder of an 11 year old girl in her own home where she should be safe and secure.
While her parents were boozing and using drugs she was exposed to the trash that walks all our streets. Drugs cause evil ways and evil crimes and brain damage and it is time we stopped almost accepting drug use as part of life’s recreation and how to have a good time. Our way of life is being eroded by the bikies who deal and the criminal underworld who do not care about anyone young or old.
I wonder if those who run the AFL watch the evening news and make the connection with drugs and the damage they do. It is time to name and shame these sick wasted users who neglect family and their own well being .
STUART DAVIE,CorowaCelebrating volunteersVOLUNTEERS make Australia a better and more caring place to live.
This week is National Volunteer Week (9-15 May) and we want to thank all volunteers for everything they do. Each year across Australia more than 6 million volunteers not only bring happiness to the people and communities they help, but they get to also experience the joy of helping others.
And the benefits of volunteering go much further than that. Volunteers add value to our communities by building trust, relationships and connections between people. Plus they boost social engagement and help communities to share skills and resources.
Simply put, volunteers make our communities stronger and more resilient. There are more than 20,000 Red Cross volunteers in Australia. They support local communities, they help the children of refugees with their homework, they are there in times of disaster both in Australia and overseas, they take the time to talk to those who are lonely every day, and many other activities. It is all about people helping people in very practical ways.
Thank you to all volunteers – wherever you are and no matter who you volunteer for – your generosity creates a more supportive, connected, inclusive and happier Australia.
JUDY SLATER,Australian Red Cross chief executivePick up your do-dosSUMSION GARDENS.What a great place to unwind.
Another project the council got right. Well done council. Well done. But unfortunately someone has to spoil it. Animals,(the worst kind,humans) bring theirpets and leave behind do-dos,or should I say don’t-don’ts.
There is no excuse whatsoever. The council has installed doggy bags around the park. Pick it up.
KEVIN LANDERS, WodongaTax cuts for truckingSCOTT Morrison’s Federal Budget revealed significant tax cuts for trucking companies and owner drivers classed as small businesses. The budget offered a great opportunity to reduce diesel fuel taxes to aid small business including truck businesses. These two actionscould and should have been used before attacking driver pay rates and penalty rates.
Cathy McGowan and Sophie Mirabella chose the populist vote getting path, and in doing so bothhave acted irresponsibly in my opinion. A major reason for establishing the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunalwas to reduce the need for truck drivers to work exhausting hours to make ends meet at home. If the government had planned its budget long ago as it claims, then it must take full responsibility for its actions knowing significant tax cuts were on offer for small to large businesses and knowing that these earlier actions of abolishing the RSRT would increase the risk of death on the roads.
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