The article published last week about Sue, the homeless lady, portrayed local charities in a very poor light. By the time this article was printed she had received financial help from Vinnies and steps were being taken to provide emergency accommodation. It is wonderful that your paper was able to highlight ‘Sue's story and to achieve such a great response.
Grant Webster, amongst others, has questioned the absence of any defence of the Abbott government from the usual suspects. The answer is simple. It is almost impossible to defend the indefensible no matter how much spin is used. Abbott lied his way to power and continues to lie about his policies and plans.
On Monday afternoon I started getting dizzy spells, chest pains and finding it hard to breath. I said to my wife you had better ring an ambulance. The ambulance arrived very quickly. As they were examining me, I said I have a pacemaker but still hard to breathe. It appears that your pacemaker is flat as your heart rate is very low and going down at a rapid rate but will have you at the new hospital within 25 minutes all going well. I heard the driver say to his mate, shit? We can’t afford any hold-ups.
The Bega Valley Shire Residents & Ratepayers Association (BVSRRA) wishes to record its strong objection to the entirely unjustified reference made in the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Bega Valley Shire Council of June 25th, which it believes impugns the reputation of the Merimbula News Weekly and its staff.
Prime Minister Abbott should prove his claim that he’s a conservationist – and that he’s earnest about saving the environment – by encouraging people to eat vegan foods rather than meat, eggs, and dairy products. This will help reduce carbon emissions, conserve resources and convince President Obama and the rest of the world that Australia is serious about climate change.
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