KNOCK, KNOCK, I’M AT HOME WAITING
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.