Love your work, Fiona

The Weekend Australian - Magazine - - Front Page -

There’s no doubt­ing Na­tional Farm­ers’ Fed­er­a­tion pres­i­dent Fiona Sim­son would be a valu­able mem­ber of par­lia­ment and God knows we need peo­ple with in­tegrity to stand, but she can do more good in her cur­rent role where she need not be caught up in the hurly-burly of day-to-day pol­i­tics (“The good fight”, Oc­to­ber 20-21). From my ob­ser­va­tions, the re­al­ity of the bear pit of pol­i­tics is that ev­ery­one ends up get­ting pulled down.

Jane Sul­li­van

Bris­bane, Qld

Fiona Sim­son epit­o­mises our un­sung heroes. Cus­to­di­ans of the land, farm­ers are at the mercy of weather and the econ­omy. Hav­ing grown up on a River­land farm, I know farm­ers help each other and are the na­tion’s lifeblood but are un­der­val­ued. They are no-non­sense peo­ple of the el­e­ments and the earth. Arthur Giannopou­los Mitcham, SA

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