It can be hard to stay positive when there is so much bad news in the media. But I want to remind you that we can all make a difference.
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NO doubt Australia has a drying-off trend when a sufficiently long timeline is observed. Building dams for water is a necessary activity because of the demand placed on water now and into the future.
Building one or the other of the Cranky Rock walls would no doubt place Cliefden Caves in peril of being damaged or flooded through the extra mass of the water sitting over possible fractures in the rock that might break through into the galleries below.
A comprehensive geo-tech investigation should be carried out to put to rest the damage or penetration question given that most of the galleries appear to sit above the projected water-lines anyway, but no 3D representations of the complex appear to show the position relative to the waterline.
Apart from this, one of the major problems for dams is silting and a design must incorporate a method of flushing to prevent silt accumulation behind the wall.
I WISH to express my support for Margaret Court in her announcement criticising Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.
I believe he has no right to support what is essentially a social issue, raised by a minority of the population, using his status as CEO of a public company.
I believe homosexual people should not face discrimination either in law or socially. My understanding is that successive governments have progressively changed and modified our laws to ensure that any form of discrimination is severely discouraged.
Whilst not religious, I believe that marriage is an agreement that consenting male and female persons make to cohabit in the eyes of the law.
I applauded the proposal by the current Government (a rarity) to hold a plebiscite of the nation to, once and for all, establish the attitude of society regarding this issue.
As a member of the silent majority, who seldom put pen to paper or type emails and do not partake in so-called “social media”, I feel that my rights and freedom are being undermined by those people in the media who continually propound the (unproven) theory that the majority of our population are in favour of the drive for “same sex marriage”.
The fact that there was such a virulent campaign in the media against the proposed plebiscite signifies to me that members of the gay community were so afraid of the outcome that they would resort to deceit, lies and dishonesty to stop the proposal.
By the way, if the authorities of Victoria are seriously considering removing Margaret Court’s name from the arena, then I hope there will be a huge outcry of protest from we, the “silent majority”.
Bryan M’ Crystal
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