Pool coverage a disgrace
LITTLE wonder when people are polled journalists figure very lowly in terms of trust by occupational grouping. They have probably been reading the Isis T&C. Your coverage of the Childers Hypothetical Hydrotherapy Pool is nothing short of a disgrace. Your editorial comment, full of deceit and ignorance. You report that Bennett and Springborg promised money for the pool on January 12, 2015. Mmmm… six days into an election campaign, during “caretaker convention”. That’s why funding for a hydrotherapy pool does not figure in departmental funding. For those not aware, Ministers can’t put new expenditure into departmental budgets during that period. You say Childers has “been shafted again”, so what was the other occasion? I’d suggest that was during the past three years when Bennett sat mute and didn’t lift a finger to do anything for Childers, not even manage to get a lousy $100k per year for health care to be a Federal Government responsibility and yet a hydrotherapy pool is an example of primary health care. It would be great if Childers could get a hydrotherapy pool. I am at a loss to understand how the LNP and the editor of the Isis T&C think that will be achieved by blatant lies and ignorant insults. We are now used to lies from the LNP; however, I can only guess why the editor of a newspaper would fuel that deceit. Certainly not to get a hydrotherapy pool. Why don't you save your cheap politicking till the next election, and how bout you let the LNP pay for their cheap propaganda rather than people who buy a newspaper for bias free “news”?
Jim Nilon North Isis