Barnaby and Julian Assange
I'd just like to throw in my 2 cents worth in relation to the Sydney Morning Herald story on Tamworth federal MP Barnaby Joyce's concerns in relation to Julian Assange.
First they came for the communists and I did not speak out because I was not a communist. Then they came for the socialists and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for Julian Assange and the freedom of the press but I said nothing because I was not a journalist .
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Andre Fritze, Tamworth
I visited Armidale about a month ago for my daughter's graduation and to catch up with an old friend and saw how dry the whole area had become and wondered how summer would feel up there.
I had the thought that Aveliss Ellery Park would be a great place for a large lake and nature area. I'm talking LARGE. Someone may have already thought of it but this place seems ideal for the start of a project like this as the area is flat and there is already a stream running through it.
I think the pluses would be: it would be a catchment for future droughts; an attractant for birds and other wildlife; a visually stimulating place; and a relief from heat and drought (If properly landscaped with tasteful plantings); and it would attract visitors to Armidale, and their business. A feasibility study wouldn't cost the earth.
Geoff Saville, Ashfield