The Overland deserves more promotion
AS a pensioner with a visual impairment with family in Melbourne, I make regular train trips on the Overland . In 2018 when my son had cancer I used the service monthly. Otherwise I go over three times a year and when I have grandchildren it will again be monthly.
I find the rail trip a great way for me to travel. I realise that my fare is cheaper being a pensioner but how great it is that this service has been available for people such as myself and for group holidays for either the aged or disabled or those on lower incomes who need to travel interstate?
I find it really distressing that the government does not consider our voice of merit in this debate. Please continue to contribute to this valuable service. Put more effort into its promotion with tourists, it's a wonderful ride.
Sally Wagstaff, Victor Harbor
"Need to feed" fundraiser on Friday
WE would like to invite every one to the Natimuk Showgrounds, Friday February 14th. The Natimuk community are having a fundraiser. All funds will go to the Lions "Need to Feed" disaster relief to assist with the supply of feed to livestock. All donations are greatly appreciated and accepted, a wishing well has been created for our fundraiser. 100% of all monies raised will go straight to the affected area by the Australian Lions Foundation. A BBQ meal will be for free, a DJ will provide music and a jumping castle for your children. Beautiful way to spend Valentine's Day with family and friends.
Maree and Stella Schmidt, Natimuk
Don't dig new holes for Uranium disposal
Australia has had more than 40 years to design a nuclear waste bin. It is indeed a sad day when one is faced with a now approved nuclear waste facility that has had little discussion and or input, but as I see it, pushed onto the public by ambush and exclusion.
You are placing a reverse uranium mine into community and or on some's farm. This is what in my opinion a nuclear waste facility is and people should see it this way. Has this facility been designed, modelled and or is this all just window-dressing? Have all the questions been answered? After all this is really, a new mining project, requiring all the appropriate approvals and Environmental Impact Statements. Has this been done?
The solution is simple for nuclear waste disposal.
A 'cradle to grave' sustainable and responsible alternative for Australia, is to rebury this waste in the hole from where it came. Basic science. Yes, in a uranium mine, as current or retrofit. No new uranium mine in Australia today and or mining company should escape the responsible waste disposal question.
And none should be approved in my view, without within its design, capacity to store nuclear waste and like use by date nuclear waste.
This would ensure the mine is progressively rehabilitated at customer-wishing waste disposal, provide jobs and royalties, and best, no new Australian environment would be harmed in the process.
Why dig new holes at great expense? Use the holes we already have.