Only Rive­rina state will make a dif­fer­ence

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - REAL ESTATE HOUSE OF THE WEEK -

Dear Edi­tor, While it is re­spon­si­ble to con­sider elect­ing com­pe­tent mem­bers to state par­lia­ment, the peo­ple in the elec­torate of Mur­ray should re­alise that it doesn’t mat­ter who is elected be­cause the de­cline in ir­ri­gated agri­cul­ture and forestry, and by ex­ten­sion the de­cline in the pros­per­ity of all the peo­ple in this area, will con­tinue.

Pol­i­tics is num­bers, and the num­ber of lower house politi­cians based in New­cas­tle, Syd­ney and Wol­lon­gong is 70, while the num­ber based in the rest of the state is 23.

Fur­ther, in 2015, 11 per cent of vot­ers in the met­ro­pol­i­tan ar­eas voted for The Greens.

The lack of agri­cul­tural con­stituents and the need to ap­peal to Green vot­ers en­sures that no met­ro­pol­i­tan politi­cian seek­ing re­elec­tion will con­sider sup­port­ing the ir­ri­ga­tion or forestry in­dus­tries.

It is re­al­is­ti­cally not pos­si­ble to make po­lit­i­cal de­ci­sions in NSW that are ben­e­fi­cial to ir­ri­gated agri­cul­ture or forestry.

The peo­ple in in­land ar­eas, and in par­tic­u­lar the Rive­rina, need to separate from NSW and form their own state.

Only then will de­ci­sions ben­e­fi­cial to the ir­ri­gated agri­cul­ture and forestry in­dus­tries, and by ex­ten­sion ben­e­fi­cial to all the peo­ple, be able to be made.

When it comes to the state elec­tion in March, vot­ing to form the state of The Rive­rina is the only vote that will make a dif­fer­ence.

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