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Ellouise Crawford firstname.lastname@example.org
Grady Hudd email@example.com
No hard waste collection
SIR -- Reading Ellouise Crawford's story,
"Waste collection a hit" (The Bunyip,
Thursday, January 5), concerning the latest
initiative of the Light Regional Council's
kerbside hard waste collection program, it
struck me that we residents of the Gawler area
must be just about the only council, in the
state, that doesn't provide such a service.
We have been residents here since 1999 and
the Gawler Council hasn't provided such a
program since then, at least.
Surely, Mayor Redman, we must be due for
one very soon.
Disarm “Green Globalists”
SIR -- Napoleon's Grand Army was defeated in
the Battle of the Nations in 1813.
The Emperor abdicated and was banished
to Elba. But his army was not disarmed and
destroyed by the victors.
Just two years later, Napoleon escaped and
quickly re-mobilised his army.
Only Wellington blocked his path to Brussels,
After a fierce day of battle, a weary line of
redcoats still held the ridge at Waterloo.
But Napoleon's Old Guard had been held in
reserve for this decisive moment.
Advancing like a spear, three columns wide,
"The Invincibles" aimed to pierce the middle
of the thin red line.
But a miracle occurred. Withering fire on both
sides of the spear from the thin red line sapped
their strength -- Napoleon's Old Guard broke
This was the critical point of that battle -- and
for the Climate War now.
It is at the moment of defeat, with the enemy
disorganised and demoralised, that the greatest
gains can be made.
Too often, however, the weary victors waste
this opportunity to pursue and destroy the
In the global Climate Wars, Trump and
Brexit have given us a victory of Waterloo
But this will be only a temporary setback
for the Green Globalists unless they are now
ruthlessly disarmed and defunded.
If we rest and relax, we will soon be ground
under their green sandals again.
We must immediately deny them funds, tax
shelters, manpower and legal support.
Not a cent more for climate conferences -- send
just one representative whose only power is to
"vote no to everything".
Rescind or ignore past climate "agreements",
defund all UN or IPCC activities, divert all
climate research funding to weather-proofing
infrastructure, remove all green energy
subsidies and mandates, subtract all "climate
aid" from foreign aid budgets, replace green
propaganda with hard science in education
agendas and halve government funding of the
ABC, BBC and all other GreenBCs.
Starved of public funding and with constant
fire at their flanks with bullets of truth, the
"invincible" green army will soon falter and run.
Give them no rest until their infamous grab for
global power, called the Paris Climate Treaty,
is rejected, never to rise again.
Year in Review omission
SIR -- Seems when printing The Bunyip's
"Year in Review" last week, typesetting
gremlins deleted the main October event!
For your reader's interest, thanks to the Town
of Gawler and the financial generosity of 28
local businesses, 11 highly skilled bands of
musicians, singers and songwriters provided
the Gawler community with three inspirational
days of music.
Under the banner, CHANGE Original Music
Festival, this free event -- held on Sunday,
October 2, Monday, October 3 and Sunday,
October 9 -- packed out participating venues,
providing a social stimulus unequalled in
It truly is a unique event and is highly
regarded in music circles, including the State
Government's music headquarters, Music SA
-- located at St Paul's creative centre in the city.
With an estimated 5000 views on the festival's
Facebook page and visits to the town by
people from all over the state, this festival's
importance in attracting tourists cannot be
Gawler's CHANGE Original Music Festival is
fast becoming one of the state's premier music
events and should not be left out of any future
"Year in Review".
CHANGE Original Music Festival convenor
THE controversial debate over the
legalisation of medical cannabis has
been thrust into the statewide spotlight
over the last month or so, thanks to a
couple of news stories centring around
The Bunyip's circulation area.
Last month, the soon-to-be-closed-down
Holden Elizabeth car manufacturing
plant was invoked as a potential site
to base a highly profitable medicinal
cannabis corporation, a proposal lauded
for its promise to retain industry and
employment opportunities in the region,
Then, last week, the Hillier home of
self-professed medicinal cannabis activist
Jenny Hallam was raided by police, who
seized products and equipment alleged
to have been related to the production of
Mrs Hallam and her supporters claim
-- perhaps, rightfully so -- that she has
just been trying to save lives by making
cannabis oil, and those lives have been put
at risk by the raid of her operation.
Indeed, there is some evidence -- primarily
anecdotal -- to support the idea that the
Cannabidiol (CBD) strain in cannabis,
as opposed to the psycho-active
tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) strain, has
curative elements for certain conditions.
However, for the most part, the scientific
research into the area has been limited,
due to an inability to conduct clinical trials
(as a result of the plant's legal status).
The outlook on this changed on November
1 last year, when the Commonwealth's
amendment of the Narcotics Drugs Act
1967, to allow the "controlled cultivation
of cannabis for medicinal or scientific
purposes" (under a national licensing
scheme), came into force.
Now, governments across Australia
are investigating and looking towards
cannabis as a potentially viable medicinal
option, through a heavily regulated
While there is an argument to suggest
authorities have taken too long to entertain
this idea -- causing a delay in the research
of cannabis' medicinal benefits -- it is
still too early to confidently say the plant
provides a scientifically proven cure for
Mrs Hallam may have believed she was
doing the right thing, and she could have,
indeed, been saving lives.
Until we do the clinical trials and begin
cultivating the crop more for medicinal
purposes, we won't entirely know for
Additionally, given the illegal,
uncontrolled nature of her operations, she
could have been causing more harm than
Let's hope the recent developments
mentioned above inspire more action to
explore the health benefits of medicinal
cannabis, and potentially drive further
economic benefits for the region as a
-- Matteo Gagliardi
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ʻSquashy transport slammedʼ, on page 9
of The Bunyip (5 January): Why drive to
Mawson Lakes from Roseworthy when
Gawler had same service? Use local or
Mick, no address
Perhaps the lack of interest in cycling
outlined by R. Ljubic last week goes to
the heart of why the cycling paths around
Gawler have never been truly connected.
I know we are waiting on the Barossa for
the major one but a little pressure would
not go astray.
Peter, Gawler East
Good to see The Bunyip and the RAA
have ﬁnally realised the high fuel prices
in Murray Street, Gawler ‒ Coles Shell is
the last to drop the price and ﬁrst to put
up the price. Could The Bunyip notify the
Debbie Gibson: It is a rip-oﬀ. They should
not be allowed to change the rates when
ever they want. Itʼs not like they are paying
any more for the fuel. They just change it
because they know people are travelling due
John Gillespie: Weird thing is, I see people
sooking about paying $1.45 cents a litre for
ULP, and then will go inside and pay $4.55 for
a 1.5 litre bottle of water.
Sandra Taylor: Highly recommend getting
the Motormouth app, many a time Iʼve
checked the app and found petrol cheaper at
nearby towns, like Roseworthy.
Hayley Springhall: We drove from Gawler
to Noosa and back in the last three weeks
and the dearest was Gawler! Even broken hill
(sic) was 1.21 diesel! Disgusting we are being
UNJUSTIFIED: Gawler motorists have been urged to boycott local service stations
charging high fuel prices for a “quick cash grab”.
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