Letters to editor

Letters to the Editor can be sent to kathrine.catanzariti@fairfaxmedia.com.au.
Letters to the Editor can be sent to kathrine.catanzariti@fairfaxmedia.com.au.

We can be beneficial or detrimental

We have the option of being either beneficial or detrimental to our land.

Those that choose the latter path leave a legacy of environmental damage to be repaired by forthcoming generations.

Seduced by the federal government with the promise of money and other inducements some in Kimba have voted to flirt with the future.

Despite so-called studies regarding the safety of a nuclear dump no-one can predict adverse outcomes.

Chernobyl and Fukushima were built with similar promises by those with vested interests.

The Titanic was also designed by experts.

Kimba is not an island detached from the surrounding areas.

Toxic waste carried by sea or land must pass through many areas that employ far greater numbers than Kimba ever could.

Therefore it is vital to include other places and not exclusively Kimba and the government in any decision making process. 

DENNIS LIGHTFOOT

Lock

Hearing or listening

Phil Walsh, late coach of the Adelaide Football Club, was quoted as saying “see something, say something”.

Unfortunately today, this admirable sentiment is often stymied by political, social and personal constraints or implied pressure.

Is it any wonder that many negative issues or irrelevant events, which occur regularly, are allowed to continue unabated as a result of this desire to silence people raising any concerns.

However when observing this advice, you need to check that those you are saying something to, actually have ears and are aware of how to use them.

Today's politicians, quite often tell us they are hearing our message but their actions and responses clearly indicate they are not listening.

Many have told them to get on with governing rather than being distracted by the current sideshows, citizenship crisis and gay marriage but their listening skills are in deficit, like our budget.

Meanwhile important issues seem to be ignored – electricity prices and reliability, health, employment, education and infrastructure.

Time for action on things that really matter.

IAN MACGOWAN

Ceduna

Holdens are worth it

The closure of General Motors Holden is a big loss to South Australia and for jobs.

Since the launching of the Australian car on November 29, 1948, by Prime Minister Ben Chifley at Fisherman’s Bend Melbourne, the FX Holden to the Australian Market.

Why close Holden factories down?

As they are worth, for both Australia and overseas, millions of dollars for the Australian economy.

E.J. KEMPSTER

Port Lincoln

Who cares?

Perhaps if our federal politicians, and the media, spent more time worrying about where we are going, rather than where politicians have come from, perhaps we might actually get somewhere.

Time to move on to an issue or issues, which are far more important to us, the frustrated citizens of Australia.

IAN MACGOWAN

Ceduna

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