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LETTERS: Send letters to the editor to olivia.barnes@fairfaxmedia.com.au.

VOTE ON SA CRICKET REFORM

A vote on proposed reforms to SA Cricket Association’s (SACA) constitution and legal structure is now open for eligible SACA members ahead of a special general meeting to be held on June 7, 2018.

In recent years, South Australian cricket has seen significant change in the landscape – with other states and venues competing to secure the best cricketing experiences for members and fans, and other sports seeking to secure the next generation of talent.

In the face of such challenges, SACA needs to modernise to ensure that the game and our cricket community have a future as fertile as the past.

Full details of the proposed reforms are available at yoursaca.com.au.

I have remained informed throughout the member consultation process on the new constitution and legal structure and consider that the proposed reforms will greatly benefit country cricket in South Australia - the outcome of the vote will influence the health of cricket in South Australia for years to come.

The importance of the support of the entire country cricket community, in matters like this, cannot be overstated. Please join me in supporting this critical, once-in-a-generation opportunity.

For those of you that are voting members of SACA, I encourage you to show your support with your vote.

IAN RAVENSCROFT

Country Cricket Committee chairman

DUMP WOULD DESTROY CLEAN, GREEN IMAGE

Nothing would destroy the clean, green image of the Eyre Peninsula more than a nuclear dump near Kimba. 

Just look at the champagne region in France.

Groundwater contaminated by the nuclear dump.

Have a look at your insurance and you will find it specifically does not cover nuclear industry. 

MICHEL MAROLD

Castlemaine, Victoria

Haemochromatosis awareness needed

June 4 marks the start of World Haemochromatosis Week which aims to strengthen awareness of iron overload as early diagnosis will result in better health outcomes for individuals as well as huge savings for the health care system.

Haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder in Australia. About one in 200 people are genetically predisposed to have the condition.

Additionally, one in seven people are carriers of the gene. However, there is still a general lack of awareness of the condition.

Consequently, many people suffer the effects of haemochromatosis without being diagnosed. The early symptoms are fairly common with other conditions.

People often feel tired all the time, sometimes with aching joints. When undetected and untreated, haemochromatosis can cause organ and tissue damage potentially resulting in premature death. 

However, if detected before damage occurs, haemochromatosis can be managed easily through blood donations and is no barrier to a normal life or life expectancy.

If you have any concerns, please speak with your GP.

There are still too many undiagnosed suffers whose health is being put at risk by this ‘silent destroyer’.

Further information can be found on the Haemochromatosis Australia website www.ha.org.au or call 1300 019 028.

DR DIANNE PRINCE 

Haemochromatosis Australia president

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