For only $120,000
I’ve just recently read the story in the paper about Tamworth’s Peter "Rain Maker" Stevens telling us all that for ONLY $120,000 he can guarantee to put 20 percent water back into Keepit Dam.
Then in the next breath he says that if he can’t make it rain, he’ll refund the money.
So, which is it? Either this machine works or not. It was stated that it was used at Lightning Ridge last year.
One should well and truly know by now if it worked or not. One can’t class 5-10mm as it working either.
Mr Stevens said that he’d like to put his machine at Keepit Dam for nothing, but he’s got bills to pay. "News Flash".
So does everyone else including those without water? Why is everything about money? Are we such a greedy society that it’s all take without any give? Where’s the Aussie spirit of giving back to those less fortunate?
The future of Local Land Services
As I travel our great state and meet with farmers and landowners, I hear from an increasing number of people deeply concerned with the role of Local Land Services.
Especially demoralising is the growing demand placed on hardworking frontline staff, who are struggling to cope with workloads in regional NSW while the budget for a centralised head office in Sydney continues to grow.
Many now see the NSW Government set up LLS in 2013 as a cost cutting exercise instead of offering better services to landholders.
Extension services were severely cut and are continually raised with me as an issue that must be addressed by government.
That’s why, if elected, a Michael Daley-led Labor Government will hold a root and branch independent review of LLS.
After 5 years, it is time to give landholders and the many stakeholders who rely on LLS’s services a say on what’s gone wrong – and how we can fix it for the future to restore services communities across regional NSW.
I’ll continue to meet as many landholders and communities as possible across the state and hearing their ideas to fix this NSW Government travesty.
Mick Veitch MLC
Shadow Minister for Primary Industries
I read with interest the article “Council sprinkler patrols increase on level two restrictions” I sincerely hope this measure works to deter those who believe they can use water whenever and however they like.
I wonder though how the patrols are going to be certain that people are doing the right thing.
If sprinklers etc are being used at the back of properties, or anywhere not clearly visible how will they know?
I know of people who flout the rules governing water restrictions and don’t appear to have any conscience in relation to their actions.
People who are obsessed with green lawns, (even on their footpath) need to think about the big picture, one that includes all of us and not just their small corner of the world.