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LETTER: CFA destroyed

SIR, – Daniel Andrews succeeded last week in his plan to tear apart our CFA. After years of war on our CFA volunteers, the Andrews Labor Government’s destructive CFA Bill passed the Legislative Council with support of Labor MPs, the Greens and the Animal Justice Party. It will see the CFA stripped of its paid […]

LETTER: Bushfire museum plan

SIR, – I would like to invite readers of The Weekly Advertiser to have their say on a new bushfire museum and education centre to raise awareness of the history, stories and lessons of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, as well as other significant fires. Bushfires have impacted every community at some time and Wimmera residents […]

LETTER: CFA torn apart

SIR, – As the Member for Ripon, I know how much local communities depend on CFA volunteers who protect them. Two weeks ago the Andrews Labor Government used their majority in the Legislative Assembly to rush through legislation to break the CFA apart, separating career and volunteer firefighters. On Thursday night the Andrews Labor Government […]

Tributes for a Stawell scholar

Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to prominent Australian physicist the late Dr Eric Vance, who was born in Ararat and spent his childhood in Stawell. They have collaborated to provide a brief description of his life and impact on not only Australia, but also the world. Here is a condensed version of their obituary […]

LETTER | Shame on you

SIR, – I am absolutely abhorred, disgusted by the fact that so many people have rubbished their vote. Just in the little town – I live in Warracknabeal – almost 15 percent of the total votes are informal. These people have no right to make any complaints about the government since they have not made […]

LETTER: Nectarines or whale?

SIR, – J. McInerney gave an unusual argument against veganism in The Weekly Advertiser letters to the editor, April 24. He wrote that some people cannot eat processed meat because of their health, and also that Arctic people eat only meat. I understand there’s near-consensus among the medical community that processed meat is bad for […]

LETTER | It’s been an honour

SIR, – For almost six years I have served as the Member for Mallee in Australian Federal Parliament. I will soon retire from this role. In all my time in the Australian Parliament, I have sought to be the voice of the people of the Wimmera and Mallee, and made every effort to put your […]

LETTER: Playing us for fools

SIR, – The recent Federal Budget announced $210,000,000 of road spending in Mallee. But really what was announced? A $60-million commitment for the Stawell to South Australian border upgrade is welcome. But Nationals advertisements claiming a ‘$1-billion’ spend in Mallee already includes $50-million for the same project. So how much of that $60-million in the […]

LETTER: No vegans there

SIR, – There are many Australians who cannot eat processed meat because of their health. Their protein cannot come from sausages, ham, fake meat and so on. They need farmers to produce fresh meat to survive. The ‘Eskimo’ diet is made up only of meat. There are no vegans there. J. McInerney Horsham The entire […]

LETTER: Time to turf them out

SIR, – Well federal election fever is upon us, and unfortunately we live in a very safe electoral seat. So the incumbent member does not have to try hard at all. Want to change all that? Turf them out. Only when electoral seats change hands does the money pour in. You want to accelerate infrastructure […]


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