Letters to the editor

Change can happen

One can only be impressed by the recent number of positive announcements, made in the past week, about South Australia and its future.

The reporting about Whyalla developments, the Space Agency announcement, Submarine and Shipbuilding projects and the further jobs growth at Lionsgate are all exciting evolutions, which South Australians should be extremely proud of.

A new government was elected in March, bringing with it the hope of positive, decisive and inclusive decision making which would allow things to happen and provide benefits for all.

Things can change, if we believe they can and at last they are.

South Australia is a great state, but for too long, far too many of us have had serious doubts about the validity of this statement.

IAN MACGOWAN

Ceduna

Next day delivery needed

I cannot understand why a town of this size does not receive next day delivery for local mail. 

Recently, an urgent prescription was sent to me by the pharmacy at the local hospital on a Monday, and it did not arrive until Tuesday week.

I needed that prescription urgently, and I was forced to request one over the counter three days after the original was posted.

This is just not good enough. Why have a separate post box for local mail if it is treated like any other mail.

I understand our mail is sent elsewhere to be sorted, and then it is sent back here for delivery. WHY?

CRAIG HOLMES

Port Lincoln

Fortuitous gift

I’m writing in response to the letter from Rebecca Knol, chief executive, SA Chamber of Mines and Energy that was published in last week’s Sunday Mail.

The farming community is tiring of hearing Knol’s repetitive spin, that farming and mining “have a strong foundation of coexistence”.

The farming community is asking for consideration of the remaining 4.5 per cent of valuable food producing land in South Australia.

We believe open cut mining cannot successfully and constructively “coexist” right alongside food producing land, no matter how many times Knol tells us it can.

Knol also argues that pitting miners against farmers is not constructive; again we would like to remind Knol that farmers are not “against” miners or mining, but are asking for protection of arable land.

Knol argues that mineral deposits are a “fortuitous gift of nature”.

The same could be said for food producing land, most definitely a fortuitous gift of nature and one with a infinite life span, unlike the short term life span of an open cut mine which leaves nature’s “fortuitous gifts” forever destroyed.

BILL MOLONEY 

Arthurton

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A Port Lincoln woman is happy to see one installed at a service station near the Port Lincoln wharf, where her father died of a heart attack earlier in the year.

The price of defibs has come down a lot, should be a lot more put around the place.

Steve

The town jetty is a long way from the wharf in life saving situations. Does the ambulance there have defibrillators on every ambulance there?

Shirley