Squabbling should stop
Politicians should stop squabbling over what to do about climate change, stop playing political games and set an agreed policy course.
We need this now to provide stability and the predictability that industry needs to invest in long-lasting assets.
Stop the funding cuts to the services that are needed. Climate Change denialism can be no more.
P. David, Unions Shoalhaven
Called to order
Cr Guile, who now lives at Durran Durra (about 15km north of Braidwood) accuses Mayor Findley of being out of order.
With regard to his comments, he is certainly living up to his name.
There is only one other councillor who displays as much vindictive, overbearing and downright rudeness as our non-resident Cr Guile - out of order behaviour mostly aimed at the Mayor, but often at the three other Greens councillors who he seems to see as the enemy.
He seems to think that members of the public attending meetings, who demonstrate some distress at his behaviour, are Greens and Labor supporters.
I attend most meetings and, let me assure him, that is not correct.
You don't have to be a supporter of any party to be disgusted at very poor behaviour.
And as for meetings being sedate affairs, the most peaceful and cooperative council meeting I can recall attending occurred just last week, (Tuesday, November 12) in the absence of Crs Guile, Pakes and Watson.
T. Barratt, Bomaderry
The politicians are a mob of drongos. We have an abundance of water at our doorstep: the Pacific Ocean.
At a cost of perhaps $25-30 billion, in NSW we could have 18 to 20 Kurnell styled desalination plants built on the headlands of coastal river catchment areas.
Next, pipe treated drinking water into local water supplies. Once the dams are full, pump desalinated water to the lower estuaries of the catchment.
The next move would be to build weirs across the rivers and irrigate.
The last and most important move would be to pipe desalinated water over the Great Dividing Range into the dams supplying water to western rural areas.
J. Macleod, Berry
Think of the children
World Children's Day is this Wednesday, November 20, celebrating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This commits Australia to protect the right of all children to health and safety.
But our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, who is responsible for the futures of six million Australian children, is failing in his duty to protect them.
The number one threat to my children and to all the world's children is the climate crisis.
Young people are already suffering in our community, whether it be from water shortages, fire, loss of family income, air pollution or heatwaves (which affect children much more than adults).
The United Nations says all counties, including Australia, the 15th largest emitter in the world, must urgently act on the science and halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
All sides of politics need to unite to achieve this if we have any hope of protecting our children's futures.
N. Gordon, Australian Parents for Climate Action
Not in my name
Following the Mayor's comment last week calling the government to act on climate change,because of the terrible fires, I don't agree with you so please do not call out the government on my behalf and maybe quite a lot of other voters feel the same way.