THE LET­TER OF THE WEEK

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - YOUR SAY -

BE­ING a public hous­ing ten­ant for 33 years I can hon­estly say al­most all ten­ants I have had the priv­i­lege to know have been lovely peo­ple. Strug­gling mums and dads, yes. Beau­ti­ful chil­dren, yes. Lovely schools, yes. Lovely neigh­bours.

Pri­vate ten­ants would be the same. Prob­a­bly no dif­fer­ence. Yet why all the me­dia rub­bish and lies so of­ten told about public hous­ing ten­ants? Why all the hurt­ful rub­bish and lies told by peo­ple who own their own house? One man in Ka­toomba said to me: “You have to be good fight­ers to live in Mt Druitt (re­fer­ring to public hous­ing peo­ple).” I told him what he said was rub­bish and lies. An­other man, a Chris­tian, crit­i­cised public hous­ing ten­ants not know­ing I was one. When I told him where I live and that what he said was lies and rub­bish, he was to­tally lost for words. I made a prom­ise to my­self that any­body who tells lies about public hous­ing ten­ants I will tell them what I think. Please, let us all do that. Nicely and po­lite of course. We have noth­ing to prove, but stand­ing up to the lies and rub­bish about us moth­ers, fa­thers and our most beau­ti­ful chil­dren must be done. Dave Vin­cent, Bid­will

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