I drive around Goulburn early in the morning and am astonished by the number of vehicles on the road who have no car lights switched on, even though visibility is poor due to light and/or fog.
You may not need your lights on for you to see, but it helps other road users see you.
Can I please appeal to the road users of Goulburn to switch your headlights on when there is poor light, it is foggy or it is raining.
Anthony Backhouse, Goulburn
Risks of policy towards Pacific Island nations
I am writing as I wonder whether other Goulburn citizens are concerned about the apparent contradiction of our government's policies for: maintaining safe borders; relationships with our South Pacific neighbours; and climate action.
It is clear our neighbours are deeply concerned about the impact of rising sea-levels due to the climate emergency and wish Australia to transition away from fossil fuel with some urgency.
They have also made it clear that, in the absence of such action, they will turn to the likes of China for help.
This brings with it the risk of a Chinese military base, whether covert or overt, on our northern border.
As a nation, do we want to take that risk for the sake of vested interests that care not a fig about us but only about making money?
With even BHP acknowledging and taking action on the climate emergency, what else has to happen for our politicians to move from denial to effective action?
Bob Philipson, Goulburn
Speaking on community and encouragement
I recently had the privilege of being part of the adjudication panel at the Primary Schools' Public Speaking Competition 2019 organised by the Goulburn Quota Club and held at Goulburn North Public School.
The audience witnessed primary school students being prepared to deliver a speech without notes, apart from the occasional use of palm cards.
The public speaking performance and proficiency displayed by each contestant was of an exceptionally high standard. All the speeches informed, engaged and entertained.
The representative schools, families and contestants should be most proud of their achievements. It was a delight to see so many family members and friends share in the evening.
Mayor Bob Kirk and Deputy Mayor Peter Walker presented the prizes and certificates which added significantly to the event.
Congratulations also to the Goulburn Quota Club for the manner in which they organised the competition.
It was professionally coordinated and managed but, most importantly, they engendered a sense of community and encouragement.
The Goulburn Quota Club should be acknowledged for providing primary schools students with such a valuable opportunity.
Stephen Chapman, Middle Arm
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