Letters to the editor

Spiritual suicide

So Australia has chosen evil over good. Death over life. What a shame. A tragedy that a nation can choose spiritual suicide, like lemmings going over the cliff to their doom. Homosexual marriage and parenting is a pyrrhic victory which will bring doom upon those who practice such. 

For those of us who know Bible prophecy we are not surprised that it has come to this. 

As for the worldly and the un-Godly it is to their woe that they do not have knowledge of God: and every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand.

And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. What you sow you reap. 

Nick Wagner, Tanunda.

Price of power

The Keyneton wind turbine hosts’ plan to ruin this Barossa area with some 20 kilometres of pointless fans has almost expired.

In December 2013, Planning Minister John Rau gave their beloved business partner, Pacific Hydro, four years of construction time to effectively wipe out our homes and further destabilise our once reliable electricity grid.

I note this development application and approval never included any equally useless storage for these occasional, poor quality sparks.

Their cherished company (now a Chinese government owned entity) has gone underground since its dubious approval was hastily granted and the Eden Valley bushfire reduced its entire site to ashes.

So, come on turbine hosts. Tell us how many more years have been stupidly granted to do this dirty work on your land? Another five years? Ten?

Perhaps they could find the decency to tell us. How do they feel about enabling a foreign owned company to rake in millions in subsidies, at the direct expense of Australian families who are trying to keep the lights on?

Is it just easier to look the other way?

It wasn’t so many years ago that they were strutting around the Keyneton hall, finally revealing their destructive plan under the laughable banner of saving the planet.

It’s so disappointing to see them still driving around in their multiple, luxury fossil fuelled cars and tractors – spewing forth all that ‘evil’ carbon dioxide.

Certain rules for the righteous?

For all those people facing crippling electricity bills, why don’t you just send them on to any friendly signed up wind turbine host?

Surely they’ll be only too happy to pay them for you.

After all, I understand their bank accounts are being fed by the very schemes that are fast emptying yours.

M Teusner, Eden Valley.

National Ag Day

National Ag Day, on Tuesday 21 November, is a chance to thank our farmers.

Our farmers help feed us, cloth us and create jobs across the supply chain.

In fact, agriculture employs 1.6 million people across the supply chain around the nation.

Within Barker, agriculture is our largest industry. There are over 4500 agribusinesses directly employing over 11,250 people in the electorate without accounting for indirect employment along the extended supply chain such as truck drivers, retail workers, stock agents and the like.

It’s no wonder that Australian farm income surpassed $60 billion for the first time last year. Agriculture has emerged as the fastest growing sector and the largest contributor to national GDP growth in 2016-17.

It is also worth noting that the average Aussie farmer feeds 400 Australians and 600 people around the world each year.

Thank you to all our Aussie farmers. You really are the backbone of this great nation.

Tony Pasin, Federal Member for Barker.