Thank you for the diversity of your articles
Just thanking you for the diversity of your articles, and particularly now, in a time fraught with more potential COVID issues and all of us down south just about holding our breaths, dreading the chance of an outbreak in our areas.
It was so beautiful to share the tale of Floyd being rehomed up at Shell Cove.
I wish him and the couple who have adopted him a very long and loving relationship. He looks pretty happy so far!
Bronwyn Reid, Wandandian
Milton Ulladulla bypass questioned
If this has been a 20-year plan why did you waste money building that inadequate bridge?
If it comes out before that bridge it will all be 80km that dosen't move traffic Woodstock through to east of Monkey Mountain,which already has tar road west of Milton Showground.
Common sense that road all ready goes through very small part of Meroo National Park, think how many properties you will wipe out staying that close to towns.
Dave McDonell, Nowra/Tuross.
Why didn't Sydney lockdown happen sooner?
Our Premier has been quoted as saying "I can say that the lockdown certainly has been effective in not doubling and tripling the figures that we were worried about."
This seriously raises the valid question as to why the Sydney LGA lockdowns did not happen a week earlier?
The answer lies in the fact that our Premier has been playing politics with our lives.
That is, she has spent so much time and energy criticising Labor states for locking down over the last 18 months and has painted herself into a corner.
We don't want politics Gladys Berejiklian, we want action. This inaction and in my opinion shambolic incompetence has been mirrored by the Morrison government who've had over a year to steer us in the right direction and has failed at every stage.
It's time to be held accountable and for the federal health minister to be sacked and the Prime Minister to be humbled!
Our privileged place as an island nation has been jeopardised by incompetence. Enough is enough, no more slogans, no more empty promises, just deliver the outcomes.
John Panneman, Conjola Park
Stuck at home? Could be the perfect time for Dry July
As many Aussies face the prospect of spending more time at home due to COVID-19, we know it can be tempting to reach for alcohol.
In fact, new research from Dry July Foundation has revealed that the number of Australians who said they are drinking more in the average week has doubled in the last 12 months, indicating that a difficult year did affect our drinking habits.
However, the research also found that 86 per cent of Australians believe they'd benefit from less alcohol in their lives and 67 per cent of Aussies admit to being 'sober curious'.
If you've been thinking about taking a break from the booze, Dry July is the perfect opportunity to kick-start a healthier lifestyle.
The Dry July campaign is run by the Dry July Foundation to support cancer charities, including Cancer Council. By going dry this July and fundraising on behalf of Cancer Council, you'll help us continue to provide our vital 13 11 20 Cancer Information and Support Line for all Australians affected by cancer.
There's also a host of health benefits to quitting drinking for a month, including reducing your cancer risk. In fact, it's estimated that around three per cent of all cancers diagnosed in Australia each year are due to alcohol use.