While we may be told log books are to be completed by water carriers, what evidence is there that these are completed at all times?
There is such an excuse as "I forgot" or "I didn't have my log book with me".
Oh, please, stop treating us as though we are fools. Barraba was advised at the time of connection to Split Rock Dam that we would never be on restrictions, so please advise us where did things go so terribly wrong and do not put ALL the blame on the drought.
Bad management is included in the scenario as well. Manilla was never included in any discussion at the time of connection or discussion for the connection, but in saying this, thank you Manilla for standing up for the water we now share.
Susan Abrahams, Barraba
Living umbrellas in Fitzroy Street
I have just been down and had a look at the latest installation. The base appears to be made out of some type of concrete - hot in summer, cold in winter - with a shallow bed in the centre more suitable as a giant sandpit than some where to expect plant roots to grow and survive in this climate. I hope these are not just another expensive mistake! Please employ a horticulturalist before any more mistakes are made. The elms will die once their roots outgrow the container they were put in.
Lyn Allen, Tamworth
Fires expose green folly
Green Folly locked up 11% of Australia in a tinder-box of bushfire fuel, much of which is now burnt or burning.
Green Folly closed forest tracks and gates, expelled foresters and timber-workers and prevented property owners from removing flammable fuel from their own land and adjacent roads, parks and forests. Those responsible for these follies should face Class Action.
Green Folly promotes electric vehicles but not one fire truck, dozer, water bomber, helicopter, ambulance or naval vessel ran on batteries. They all used hydro-carbon fuels - diesel, petrol or avgas. And with so many power lines down, electric toys could not have recharged their batteries anyway.
Green Folly believed that widely scattered wind turbines, solar panels and their spider-webs of transmission lines would continue to produce power in gale-force firestorms and thick smoke. Many will be burnt. Blackouts are inevitable.
Green Folly promotes "green" building materials like timber which adds fuel to fires while using fake CO2 scares to denigrate steel and concrete which won't burn.
For decades, Green Folly opposed every new dam proposal and wasted stored water on another Green Folly - "Environmental Flows". Dams were emptied, farmers suffered, towns ran out of water, food prices increased and some fire-fighting water bombers had to take water from private dams.
It was criminal Green Folly that babbled on about "the Climate Emergency" while they sponsored forest conditions that caused agonizing deaths for so many innocents - residents, firefighters, live-stock, koalas and other native animals, birds and insects.
Australia cannot afford any more Green Follies.
Politicians must stop sacrificing Australians on the Green altar.
Viv Forbes, Washpool