Letters to the editor

LETTERS: Letters to the editor can be sent to kathrine.catanzariti@fairfaxmedia.com.au.
LETTERS: Letters to the editor can be sent to kathrine.catanzariti@fairfaxmedia.com.au.

We have all made poor decisions

We have all made poor decisions in our lives.

We lost AWB, poor decision. We lost ABB, not a good decision. We sold CBH, poor sale. We’ve been screwed ever since.

We have lost our first business, closed door ugly site.

We have lost our first family, good school teacher – sportman, netballer working mother, three growing boys, who is next?

Next we could lose our clean green image, not good.

This not only effects the Kimba district but all of the EP, if not the whole of SA.

For many years, the government have been looking for a dump site, at last someone has put their hand up.

A dump for low level waste, a temporary dump for intermediate waste. How long is temporary? How long is a piece of string?

A few years ago, our government signed an agreement that after X amount of years of exporting uranium, they would take the waste back. Time’s nearly up, where will they put it temporarily?

In the 250-acre site at Kimba.

How long did you say that piece of string was?

You can bribe a donkey by dangling a carrot in front of him and he will walk all day and his team will follow.

Our leader was bribed with a $10 million plus offer and now his team is blindly following behind. So don’t be a mob of donkeys.

Look into the future and not the present, say no now before it is too late.

Don’t let something happen that you, your kids or grandkids will regret for the rest of their lives.

GEOFF SCHUBERT

Kimba

How we react is our choice

During the process of whether or not Kimba should be the site for a National Radio Active Waste Facility, I have read, listened and feel have been quite informed on both sides of the debate.

It has been said, many times, that everyone is entitled to their opinions but I’m not sure this has been the case at times.  

We all have our own personal reasons for either wanting or not wanting the facility and mine runs deep and after recent events I feel its time more people spoke out.

Nuclear medicine saved my child six years ago and for that, I will be eternally grateful to the research that is carried out at Lucas Heights.  

To some, this may not be a reason to be in favour of housing the facility in our community but please do not judge people until you have walked in their shoes.

The process has been flawed, maybe, and could have been done better in hindsight, probably, but that is in the past.  

Maybe we didn’t ask for this in the beginning but we have it and every decision made since learning about this opportunity has been by choice.  

How we react, what we have said is our choice.

Honour everyone’s opinion whether different from ours or the same and remember we all have our own reasons for feeling the way we do and we will never agree but we can live with respect and kindness for each other.

JO SCHAEFER

Kimba

Thank you Eyre Peninsula

On behalf of the Leukaemia Foundation, I would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Eyre Peninsula readers for their incredible support of this years’ 20th World’s Greatest Shave.

The extraordinary people who shaved, cut or coloured their hair plus all their generous sponsors have now raised an incredible $838,000 in SA alone.

This will help the Leukaemia Foundation continue to provide its vital services that will make a genuine difference to local families facing blood cancer.

These services include free accommodation, transport, emotional support and disease specific education to Australians and their families as they find their way through some of the darkest days of their lives.

Plus, funds raised also contributes to Australian researchers who are working tirelessly to discover safer and more effective treatments.

Although their critical research is improving survival rates, sadly 35 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer every single day.

Approximately 20,000 people have taken part in this year’s milestone campaign and have shaved or cut away an estimated 7,000 kilograms of hair, helping to create wigs for cancer patients.

Thanks to our partners at Sustainable Salons Australia, for the first time shorter hair will now also be used to create ‘hair booms’ which will be used to soak up potential oil spills at sea.

Thank you for your support. We are well on our way to reaching our goal of $842,000.

There is still time for people to sign up or make a donation at www.worldsgreatestshave.com.au.

Thanks to you, the Leukaemia Foundation will be able to help more Australians with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and live a better quality of life.

BILL PETCH

Leukemia Foundation chief executive officer

Correction

A photograph in last week’s edition of the Eyre Peninsula Tribune, of Barb Shearer laying a wreath at the Cowell Anzac Day service incorrectly said she laid it on behalf of the Country Women’s Association. Mrs Shearer placed the wreath on behalf of the Cowell Combined Probus Club.