Letters to the Editor
No place for corruption
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.