Peter Robin­son – In­de­pen­dent

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS -

#1: New South Wales (alone or with Vic­to­ria): Does ‘quick rain check’ to learn if SA’s South-East Drainage and Goolwa Bar­rages, as cur­rently set-up, are best en­vi­ron­men­tal op­tion for SA’s Coorong & Lower Lakes.

#2: Put next cam­pus of Murray Dar­ling Med­i­cal School in a town not a ru­ral city: Deni, Lee­ton, Went­worth?

#3: Re­duce po­lit­i­cal pen­sions (Mr Piccoli?): On a dol­lar for dol­lar ba­sis, for any non-par­lia­men­tary in­come.

#4: Funds to Ad­ver­tise: River Red Gums rarely grow to ma­tu­rity, away rivers and creeks, with­out ‘prun­ing’.

#5: Eq­uity in coun­cil merg­ers for res­i­dents of Ed­ward River Coun­cil (+$27M) and Murray Shire (+$20M): Match money per head granted to Mur­rumbidgee Shire res­i­dents (ad­min­is­tered by Mr Austin Evans).

#6: Drop In­land Rail farce if no ‘pro­duce stop’ in western Rive­rina food bowl: Use money saved to im­prove safety for our in­dis­pens­able in­tra-re­gional truck­ing force. Con­sider re­open­ing Nar­ran­dera-Tocumwal line. Put steel, pa­per ship­ments (ie rea­son for In­land Rail farce) on ac­tual ships, us­ing our ‘ex­ist­ing’ sea lanes.

#7: Help Erad­i­cate Ice: Im­pose $250K fines on pri­va­tised prison op­er­a­tors for each pos­i­tive il­licit drug test on in­mates. Af­ter 12 months, roll out lessons learned by the pri­vate sec­tor to govern­ment op­er­ated prisons.

#8: Stop Cru­elty to Feral An­i­mals: Pay boun­ties for all di­rect head shots. End 1080 bait­ing, aerial shoot­ing.

#9: Leg­is­late: End com­mon law pro­tec­tion for lawyers (and ex­pert wit­nesses) for their neg­li­gence in court.

#10: Ed­u­ca­tion: Team sports for all chil­dren in pri­mary schools; char­ity work for all chil­dren in high schools.

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