KNOCK, KNOCK, I’M AT HOME WAIT­ING

Comment News (Gosnells) - - Opinion -

VIC­TOR Mel­drew would be proud of the two re­tirees in Thorn­lie and For­rest Lakes area sit­ting at home wait­ing for a politi­cian to knock (let­ters, Fe­bru­ary 7 and 14) then get­ting all grumpy. Get out and en­joy life. There are plenty of groups, clubs and schools in the City of Gos­nells look­ing for vol­un­teers, or take up a sport.

If you do be­come in­volved you may be sur­prised that as well as car­ry­ing out his par­lia­men­tary du­ties, Chris Tal­len­tire has been very ac­tive and sup­port­ive to the groups, clubs and so forth that make this com­mu­nity such a good place to live. NEVILLE RAXWORTHY, Thorn­lie. stan­dard for se­cu­rity of such in­for­ma­tion should landown­ers sur­ren­der it. ships were sunk and build­ings de­stroyed.

In the en­su­ing months other towns were bombed, in­clud­ing Kather­ine, Broome, Townsville, Wyn­d­ham, Ex­mouth, Derby, Horn Is­land and Cairns. In to­tal there were 97 air at­tacks on north­ern Aus­tralia, in­clud­ing 64 on Darwin.

Mil­i­tary per­son­nel and civil­ians showed great courage and re­silience dur­ing the at­tacks and we con­tinue to hon­our the men and women who fought and died.

To­day we should re­flect on the ser­vice and sac­ri­fice of the men and women of our de­fence forces and the val­ues they fight to de­fend.

And we should be grate­ful that war has not vis­ited th­ese shores since. DAN TEHAN, Min­is­ter for Vet­er­ans' Af­fairs.

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