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FROM one who marched on Anzac Day, could I express my sincere thanks to the young children who lined the way, clapping and waving.
You gave so much joy to this old Digger.
R.M PAPPS, Port LincolnDisgusted with Anzac wreath disposalI AMwriting to you from theUK, I have seen messages on Facebook about your Anzac Day parade regarding the florals tributes.
I cannot believe that people have so little respect destroying wreaths that were laid by different organisations to say thank you to those who gave theirlives for their country.
To put them in a rubbish bin when the parade was hardly finished is absolutely disgusting. My son was one of those who laid a wreath and has fished it out of the rubbish bin with half of the flowers missing.
The people of Port Lincoln should be made aware of what has happened so as hopefully next Anzac Day it is not repeated.
Just felt I had to say something.We have had fivevisits to your country and have always had a great time.
ANN PARTLOW, UK
Why were wreaths in a bin and not at memorial?I WOULD like to bring attention on my visit to the war memorial on the corner of Flinders Highway, Monday at 2pm.
After looking around, I was shocked, along with four ladies and a young child…we all asked the same question: ‘Why were five large fresh flower wreaths in the top of a large rubbish bin and not at the memorial until at least Tuesday?
DANNY MORPHETT, Port Lincoln
Grey does well in fundingINreference to an article in this paper on April 19, Nick Xenophon and his candidate assert for Grey has been short changed on road funding. They should check the record.
While the Supplementary Road Funding package is an expired program, the increased money in the Roads to Recoveryand Blackspotprograms means Grey is getting more funding for local roads than it ever has.
I have worked hard to ensure Grey gets its fair share and comparisons with similar electorates show we have received up to double that of some marginal (including Coalition) and independently held seats.
Additionally, major capital works programs in Grey have been allocated almost $100 million since the Coalition came to office.
Port Lincoln has done extremely well with Commonwealth support including; the majority of funding for the Port Lincoln Hospital, millions of dollars for Port Lincoln Airport, the London Street Bridge renewal and St Joseph’s boarding house which will encourage Eyre Peninsula parents to send their children to Port Lincoln instead of Adelaide, Tunarama $94.5K, upgrade to Civic Hall $207K and the list goes on.
Grey is an enormous electorate and people should be wary of Senator Xenophon who pops in occasionally with his bevy of Adelaide journalists, says he will solve the problem and moves on as quickly as his camera pack, leaving communities wondering when he will spring into action.
With the record of Independents helping Labor form government, I would be surprised if people will risk opening the flood gates on boat arrivals, returning to a government of appalling economic mismanagement and the malignant programs like the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal that was intent on driving truck owner operators out of business.
ROWAN RAMSAY, Federal Member for Grey
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