Hypocritical action by supermarkets
It is nice of the two large supermarkets to charge the customer an extra 10 cents per litre on three litre packs of milk to give to dairy farmers. I wonder how and when farmers will receive this conscience money.
They are being hypocritical, selling milk for $1 litre is costing dairyfarmers their livelihoods as this low priced milk has reduced the branded product sales by some 40 per cent where at least the dairyfarmers were paid a reasonable return.
In February and March a 500gm pack of butter was selling at $4 on special for a week at $3 and now selling at $6.75 over 100 per cent increase to consumer nothing to the dairyfarmers.
Banks have been shown up for their illegal activities; wonder what would be learned if the supermarkets were put through the same procedure? Bill Pyle, Warragul
The internet is a tremendous tool, but needs to be treated with caution. Sites can be set up by anyone with a particular axe to grind and there are no fact-checkers to stop them from putting anything up that they want.
Ensure that a site is set up by a reputable organisation eg government institutions, universities or similar. The suffix on the web address can be helpful in deciding the trustworthiness of that site (eg .gov stands for government: .edu = education; .org = organisation and .com = commercial.)
Also make sure that the site isn’t guilty of “cherry picking” ie being selective about only quoting from sources that agree with its argument and ignoring contradictory claims.
My message is, be curious, look up stuff but be cautious about the credibility of internet information. Peter Gribben, Drouin
‘From the far-off days of 1914, when the call first came, until the last shot was fired, every day was filled with loathing, horror, and distress. I deplored all the time the loss of precious life and the waste of human effort. Nothing could have been more repugnant to me than the realisation of the dreadful inefficiency and misspent energy of war. Yet it had to be, and the thought always uppermost was the earnest prayer that Australia might forever be spared such horror on her own soil.’
In his time, Sir John Monash experienced political, racial and social prejudice, but the estimated 300,000 Australians who turned out for his funeral in 1931 surely testified to instinctive recognition of a truly great man. John Hart, Warragul of spending three days in West Gippsland Hospital,
The care was excellent and staff friendly and professional, but the building is out of date. Lifts don’t always work and the plumbing was antiquated and difficult to get a warm shower.
We have been informed in this paper, of the blowout of the arts centre budget, due to unforeseen problems with renovating an existing building. Whatever would be the blowout of renovating a building the age of our hospital? There are a limited number of beds now, without closing more, to renovate an area.
If a new hospital is built on the new site – how long will that take – five years? During which the current hospital will serve the people of Gippsland.
After the new hospital is operational the north facing rooms of wards two and three could be used for a hospice, and extension to Cooinda.
Other areas could accommodate dialysis, chemotherapy, district nurses etc until that was all established at the new hospital – which could take another five years.
Accommodation for trainee doctors, visiting professionals and nurses could also be provided, and some of the old buildings behind the hospital be demolished.
The slope of the new site could be used to incorporate under cover parking which would be a huge improvement. J. Mowbray, Warragul
A massive brick to the people with a dog at Marist Sion College who allowed it to attack a baby magpie., As it died the owner stomped it to death and kicked it to the boundary. All dog owners should carry a lead no matter how well behaved you believe your dog is. I’m still haunted by this incident and feel great sadness for the pair of magpies that live here as they frequently visit our yard with their young, drink and bath in the water bowls, sing in our porch and even feed out of our hand. They only swoop to protect their family and as it appears, for very good reason.
A big bouquet and many thanks to the staff of the Walhalla Long Tunnel Extended Mine who tracked down and posted back my missing prescription sunglasses Your efforts are most appreciated.
Bouquets and thanks to the people who put my sheep in the yard, when they were out on the road at Drouin West last Thursday
A big brick to Baw Baw Shire for using weed killer in our local parks. Great swathes of weeds have been sprayed with glysophate which is currently being considered as a dangerous spray.