Letters to the editor

Community spirit

We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their support and generosity, following our recent house fire.

To the people who noticed the fire and called emergency services so quickly and to the CFS who responded, thank you.

We would have lost everything if it wasn’t for your prompt action.

To the ambulance volunteers who were there to monitor CFS crew and for doing a wonderful job treating Poppy.

To our neighbours, friends and community who have rallied around to make sure we have all we need.

We are very grateful to you all.

The Kimba community is awesome!

KATH AND POPPY O’CONNOR

Kimba

Got to get mining bill right

On February 26 the Liberal government intends to reintroduce the Mining Bill into parliament for debate.

Before the 2018 election the party promised that they would ‘consult far and wide’ to try and make the legislation fairer for landowners.

By the end of 2018 they had reneged on that promise and reintroduced the bill which was almost word for word the Labor bill that they had indeed blocked.

The legislation has remained unchanged since 1971 and it is time for it to be updated but after so many years it makes sense to take the time and get it done properly.

Various industry bodies and concerned groups are asking the government to conduct an independent review and get all the facts before making any changes.

We have such a small amount of arable land in this state why should we sit back and allow it to be used for mining?

As there is a vast amount of minerals in the north of the state why not leave prime agriculture land alone.

Unfortunately, once valuable farming land has been lost to mining it can never be replaced or restored to its former productivity.

South Australia prides itself on its sustainable, clean, green image when marketing our commodities to the world and we run the risk of damaging that reputation.

If you are concerned about food security and where your food will come from for the next 100 years, please contact your local member and voice your concern.

JACKIE HARROP

Paskeville

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