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Letters to the editor

Posted by on 20/12/2018

ICE STORM: The scourge of the drug ice in Wagga continues to impact on both users and victims of crime, according to a letter writer.Lesser of two addictionsI WAS reading in Thursday’s Daily Advertiser about a Howlong sex worker whodidn’t front court on drug charges.
Nanjing Night Net

Instead of being addicted to drugs, she would have been better off addicted to the hokey pokey – she might have turned herself around.

Russell BreedWaggaTarred with same brushBE CAREFUL what you wish for Geoff Field (Letters, November 22, “Jihad on the economy”).

As an avid letter writer, you should tune into the Victorian papers to see what the letter writers think of Labor premier Dan Andrews –he’s no more popular than Mike Baird.

I might addNSW Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid has copped fiveyears jail. Hopefully, he will get more from the appeals court. He will fight this to the end.

He has accumulated plenty from the trough to justify burning some.

You think Labor and the likes of Eddie will be better? Are you going to change your vote to Labor or have you always been a Labor voter?

Bryan PomeroyWaggaStuck inthe ice ageTHERE’S currently lots of media coverage about the scourge of the drug “ice”.

On top of thecost to addicts, family and friends, here’s yet another repercussion.

Over the past threeweeks, I’ve had a lawn mower stolen, my car broken into and my wallet stolen, which had the spare house key in it, so I’ve changed all my locks.

And finally, my car was broken into yet again and in one hit my line trimmer, blower and chainsaw were stolen.

I can’t afford to replace any of this equipment, which is tragic, as my main source of income has been lawn and garden maintenance.

In short, I’m now virtually unemployed.

Tim StaitWaggaBridging the great divideCITY-BASED politicians make decisions on behalf of country people but they do not have to live with policies that affect Australian towns and rural farming communities.

The Murray Darling Basin Plan is a case in point. The farmers are the ones takingall the risks.

Senator Nick Xenophon will not support the government unless he reaches agreement over water to give South Australiaat the expense of reducing water allocations for farming communities in the basin.

Senator David Leyonhjelm has travelled to Griffith and its regions and he is standing up for water farmers and towns.

The backpacker’s tax was 32.5 per cent and it’s now 15 per cent.

Our politicians should take time off on their holidays and have a go at picking fruit for a week, and learn about climate change.

It can be hot and dusty one day, and the next day cold.

Backpackers pay their way picking fruit, they should not be asked to pay any tax. They are helping do a job that Australians do not want to do.

Backpackers travel;they spend their money in towns, shops, pay for food and accommodation.

Fruit pickers are helping the economy and at the same time having a holiday working and playing.

Young city Australians could do the same andsee how fruit grows on a tree and the outback is a big country to see.

Superannuation came about with Paul Keating setting it at 5 per cent in 1996.

That year, we paid super for our workers about $100 into a company.

What happened to the super money? That is the $100 question.

F PietroboniGriffithThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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