Question the spin
In the final days of 2018 there was some fascinating reading in a range of newspapers.
We were told by prominent Queensland physicist Peter Ridd that extensive studies show Barrier Reef coral bleaching is not going to kill the reef (you may recall he was sacked from James Cook University for expressing this scientific view).
There were more articles about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, which is increasingly being exposed as a political con with insufficient scientific modelling, and is now coming at great expense to taxpayers and rural communities.
And we had revelations that despite what the animal welfare lobby groups tell us, the average Australian continues to eat eggs and that their push against the egg industry has exposed this group as not being representative of the average Australian.
During 2019 we must spend more time questioning the scientific and inner-city elite communities who are trying to force their social engineering on the rest of the population, though never at their expense.
Many of their ideologies are based on false premise, yet the political power they pull has unfairly and unnecessarily affected the livelihoods of many hard-working Australians.
Let’s work to swing the pendulum back towards common sense, for the sake of our nation and those who have helped make it great. — John Hand Deniliquin