We need to ‘raise hell’ for fairer outcomes
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