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Beware the independents
MARCH 16 saw the commencement of duck shooting season. Some ducks will be slaughtered and some humans put at risk — “I’m sorry mate I thought you were a duck.” A greater threat, however, lies in the growth in numbers of the independent politicians. Annually an increasing number of young voters are decrying the slaughter of our nation’s wildfowl, leading to the newly formed Animal Justice Party. Frustrated at inaction by the major parties they are turning to the independents.
The ability of the independents to play one major party against the other and unpick good policy has been well documented. Is it really worth such a risk in order to allow some gun-toting individuals to have their day? Sadly some pig-headed parties refuse to see it. Gerald Bleasdale, Kyabram
Workers sold a lie
MODERN industrialisation has created armies of robot-like workers.
They perform repetitious tasks, working long hours for low wages.
Some ambitious individuals are taking advantage of worker's dissatisfaction to gain greater political power.
They promise a better life and working conditions.
But instead many of the workers have been killed, or finished living in greater misery.
They have been misled and used by the power-hungry leaders.
Jiri Kolenaty, Rushworth