Letters: Mail should be sorted here for speedy delivery

Two of today's letter writers are against the "Abortion Bill" that was passed in the NSW Lower House last week.
Two of today's letter writers are against the "Abortion Bill" that was passed in the NSW Lower House last week.

Stamp price rise

If Australia Post want to keep regional and remote Post Offices open they should be getting their staff to sort locally.

It's disgusting that if one posts a letter in Cowra for a Cowra address it is taken out of the area to be sorted and sent back to Cowra.

It can take anything up to five days to get locally posted mail. It is ridiculous.

Geraldine Gore, Cowra

Abortion debate

I am totally against the idea of abortion as I totally believe in respecting the sacredness of a human life.

Maryellen Flynn, Cowra

I feel very strongly that we are going down a dangerous path. How can we possible not give medical support to a baby that survives a failed abortion? Why does our politicians and society expect medical staff especially nurses to carry this out. Those politicians who voted for it should be made to hold a baby as it dies.

The federal government won an election that so many thought was impossible to win. This was mostly due to the fact that they held onto more conservative values and yet our state politicians have chosen to ignore this.

Fiona Morton, Cowra

Cowra Breakout

I was disappointed to find out that my dear friend Mr Noel Whittaker, a guard who was stationed at Cowra during the breakout; was not invited to the 75th Anniversary.

After reading in the paper that all the guards were thought to be deceased, I rang him, and found him alive and well, living in Tumbarumba.

Kevin Hauxwell, Adelaide

Milk in schools program

I saw a call by dairy farmers to bring back the milk in schools program. The milk program was started in 1951 by the Menzies government to assist struggling dairy farmers with a bit of extra income, or was it?

At the same time Britain was conducting nuclear tests at Maralinga.

The British scientist who oversaw the tests was Professor Ernest Titterton. One of the by-products of atomic testing is Strontium-90.

It rises into the air, spread by the wind and settles on grass. It is a bone seeker, it attaches itself to calcium in bones and milk.

Professor Titterton had an agreement with the Australian government that any children and young adults who die at this time would have their femur bones removed ground to a powder and sent to the UK for testing as to the spread of radiation. During this time 21,830 babies, infants, children, teenagers and young adults had their bones removed in Australia without their parents' knowledge.

For dairy farmers to have a livable wage does that mean they need to invite someone to come to Australia to conduct a few atomic tests in our backyard. Put Google to work.

Bruce Keefe, Morongla


Huge savings can be brought by deleting the duplication of government work. Local government looking after local issues such as garbage, sewage, power, water, parks and gardens, and supervising nursing homes. State government looking after all government services and federal government looking after all infrastructure. We need to have a referendum on this issue. This causes the public servant (polly) to focus on less with more brain.

Ian Donald