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Many thanks to Bob Kat­ter, (Table­lands Ad­ver­tiser, Sept­meber 15) for that bright light on the fu­ture of our na­tion’s fam­i­lies.

Bob re­ferred to “a beau­ti­ful spec­tre of hap­pi­ness, won­der and ex­cite­ment at the end of a poem.”

How much more won­der­ful in ev­ery­day life, as we make the cor­rect choices.

As a pi­lot, I am con­stantly aware of one of our adages, “learn from the mis­takes of oth­ers; you won’t live long enough to make them all your­self.”

We have an enor­mous ad­van­tage here in Aus­tralia, be­ing able to ob­serve the ef­fects al­ready tak­ing place in those na­tions who have em­barked on a voy­age we are in­vited to take by chang­ing the present laws on mar­riage.

For doc­u­men­ta­tion, see Steal­ing from a Child - The In­jus­tice of Mar­riage Equal­ity by Dr David van Gend. I will cer­tainly be vot­ing no to the pro­posal, as will the many I have spo­ken to about it. LANCE KEOUGH, Ather­ton


Kennedy’s Bob Kat­ter, in stark con­trast to Le­ich­hardt’s War­ren Entsch, of­fers salient and well-con­sid­ered thoughts on ho­mo­sex­ual unions (Table­lands Ad­ver­tiser, Septem­ber 15).

Left­ists have long un­der­stood the im­por­tance of cap­tur­ing and con­trol­ling the lan­guage. In 1949 Ge­orge Or­well pre­sciently wrote of “Newspeak” in his book Nine­teen Eighty-Four.

Con­sider how far to­ward an Or­wellian so­cial­ist dystopia we have al­ready blindly shuf­fled and how close we are to be­ing pros­e­cuted for “thoughtcrimes” in the SSM de­bate.

Left­ists are us­ing ho­mo­sex­ual cou­ples as a tool to fur­ther un­der­mine the time­tested pil­lars of the great so­ci­ety our fore­bears built.

The an­cient so­ci­etal con­cept of mar­riage, which pre­dates re­li­gion or gov­ern­ment, was en­gi­neered to en­sure men pro­vided for women while they pro­duced and nur­tured the next gen­er­a­tion.

The “for­ever” mar­riage meant the woman wasn’t left without sup­port once her child-bear­ing and child-rear­ing was done.

There was no need for mar­riage be­tween two men or two women be­cause those unions can­not pro­cre­ate. Same sex cou­ples can only “pro­cure” chil­dren.

While some het­ero­sex­ual cou­ples make a mock­ery of mar­riage there are plenty who take their life­time com­mit­ments very se­ri­ously in­deed.

Th­ese mar­ried-for-life peo­ple and their an­cient tra­di­tion must be re­spected.

SSM isn’t about “equal­ity”, it’s just part of the left’s never-end­ing cam­paign to tear down cap­i­tal­ist democ­ra­cies and re­place them with global so­cial­ism.

The best way to avoid the to­tal­i­tar­ian night­mare Or­well de­scribed is to pre­serve the val­ues and tra­di­tions that en­abled our ad­vanced tech­no­log­i­cal so­ci­ety to de­velop in the first place.

Be wary of “Newspeak” shap­ing your thoughts. PETER CAM­PION, Tolga


My fel­low cit­i­zens of Ma­reeba and sur­rounds, de­spite the ef­forts of Save the Ma­reeba Hos­pi­tal Group (STMHG) it would now ap­pear that they, the bureau­crats and pub­lic ser­vants, no longer wish to meet with us, nor MP Bob Kat­ter when they them­selves ar­range for a video hook up, or in­deed Ma­reeba’s ex mayor Mick Borzi.

We sim­ply want clar­ity on many is­sues and we def­i­nitely want the bulk billing GP clinic at the Ma­reeba Hos­pi­tal to re­main, after all if you re­quire med­i­cal at­ten­tion after hours, do you not present at a hos­pi­tal. The core busi­ness of a hos­pi­tal and that of our Ma­reeba District Ru­ral Hos­pi­tal is to pro­vide not only the GP clinic, but the full range of al­lied ser­vices.

We are be­ing ig­nored, hop­ing we will just go away and slowly but surely we will lose our Ma­reeba Hos­pi­tal.

Ma­reeba has an 8 per cent growth rate, ge­o­graph­i­cally well sit­u­ated at the en­trance to Cape York and a ma­jor ser­vice cen­tre for those com­mu­ni­ties in Cape York, so why the con­tin­ued push from the Queens­land La­bor State Gov­ern­ment and the Lib­eral Na­tional Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment and Cairns Hin­ter­land Health Ser­vices se­nior man­age­ment to re­duce and close ser­vices.

A good hos­pi­tal is fun­da­men­tal to a com­mu­nity.

We are be­ing ig­nored; the Queens­land La­bor Gov­ern­ment and the State La­bor Health Min­is­ter Cameron Dick have not even ac­knowl­edged the 5200 sig­na­tures on the pe­ti­tion call­ing to re­tain ser­vices at the hos­pi­tal.

We have no op­tion left now ex­cept to call a street march, fol­lowed by a pub­lic rally to gain the at­ten­tion of th­ese so called de­ci­sion mak­ers so they know what we, the pub­lic ex­pects and de­mands of our hos­pi­tal.

There will be ex­ten­sive ad­ver­tis­ing of the day and time of such rally.

Please stand with me to save our hos­pi­tal. GOR­DON RASMUSSEN, KAP Can­di­date for Cook

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