We need to ‘raise hell’ for fairer out­comes

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Dear Editor, Last week’s letter from Jim Muir­head has prompted me, firstly, to sup­port his sen­ti­ments, but also to en­cour­age those who know and un­der­stand the short­com­ings of the MDBP and how it neg­a­tively af­fects the lives of all in the Rive­rina, to de­ter­mine how best we take af­fir­ma­tive ac­tion to make change hap­pen.

I am not a farmer. I live a more or less quiet life in town and when I want to wa­ter the gar­den, have a shower or flush the toi­let I just turn on the tap.

The frus­tra­tions of fam­i­lies who do ev­ery­thing con­ceiv­ably pos­si­ble to man­age their stock and grow their grain only to watch the wa­ter of life flow­ing for less mean­ing­ful out­comes is a blight on our na­tion’s pri­or­i­ties, and a con­cern shared by most of us.

As far as bring­ing our des­per­ate sit­u­a­tion to the front and cen­tre of those that can make change, why don’t we do some­thing ex­tra­or­di­nary?

A fed­eral elec­tion is on the hori­zon. Let’s have a school ex­cur­sion, pri­mary and sec­ondary, join with all sur­round­ing shires and head off to Can­berra.

Pack up all the kids, get out the sleep­ing bags, tents, bring the dog and we will have a camp fest on the lawns around Par­lia­ment House.

A cou­ple of coun­try and western bands; a few Lions bar­be­cues.

We can get all the shire’s bus com­pa­nies on board and raise hell.

Prac­ti­cal, prob­a­bly not. But nei­ther is watch­ing wa­ter flow­ing for less mean­ing­ful out­comes. Yours etc. Bill Daly Ber­ri­gan

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