Let­ters to the Edi­tor

No place for cor­rup­tion

Shepparton News - - VIEWPOINT -

Mag­gie Turner-Miguel Shep­par­ton

We re­side in a land of plenty, very much so in the Goul­burn Val­ley.

We have access to fresh food, wa­ter, health ser­vices and a broad va­ri­ety of sup­port mech­a­nisms.

There are peo­ple in other lands whose sole mis­sion ev­ery sin­gle day is to sim­ply get food on the ta­ble.

If they use tac­tics that may be con­sid­ered dodgy, then it is be­cause they are fight­ing for sur­vival.

There is no ed­u­ca­tion re­gard­ing health or en­vi­ron­men­tal wel­fare and these peo­ple con­stantly need to keep their wits about them be­cause cor­rup­tion and in­tim­i­da­tion is rife.

We need to pro­tect all that we have and, if along the way you are treated in an un­savoury man­ner, re­mind your­self that it may not nec­es­sar­ily be that per­son’s fault.

Maybe ini­tially they were well in­ten­tioned, but have been ma­nip­u­lated or in­ti­mated by an ego-hun­gry author­ity and some ego has rubbed off; or maybe they are greedy, who knows? The best that we can all do is to en­sure that we don’t be­come that per­son who blindly does what they are told re­gard­less of the im­pact on oth­ers.

Power is when you have jus­ti­fi­ca­tion to fight, and you back down.

There is no rea­son what­so­ever in this coun­try for the use of cor­rup­tion or mis­use of po­si­tion to gain an out­come.

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