Bendigo Advertiser letters to the editor

FIRST CLASS: Letter-writer Loretta Martin, of Golden Square, is full of praise for the local ambulance officers who treated her daughter with skill and care recently.
FIRST CLASS: Letter-writer Loretta Martin, of Golden Square, is full of praise for the local ambulance officers who treated her daughter with skill and care recently.

Outstanding treatment

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Bendigo ambulance team on duty Monday night around 9pm.

My 19-year-old daughter Chantelle dislocated her knee and was picked up by ambulance and transported to Bendigo Health emergency.

I followed the ambulance and the care taken whilst driving her was amazing.

They took corners so the vehicle didn't move unnecessarily and found smooth parts of the road as well.

Upon arrival at hospital so much care was taken and they never left her side until well and truly after their handover.

This being her first accident/injury, the immense pain was made so much easier by these kind and caring ladies and a wonderful reassuring caring and very gentle man.

Because of the stress she was in, and as a mum, I completely forgot their names but won't forget their care.

God forbid either of us was ever in a life-threatening situation, I would wish these wonderful people to be on the scene.

Thank you from both of us.

Loretta Martin, Golden Square

Coalition wasting money

The government is to spend $122 million on a voluntary, non-binding postal plebiscite on equal marriage.

The reason for this is solely to further delay a decision that could and should have been made by a parliamentary vote months ago.

This is the mob who claim to be responsible financial managers.

Pat Horan, Sebastian

Remembering the sacrifices

By the beginning of 1945 Australians had been at war for over five years.

Australians believed that the Allies would be victorious and that both the war in Europe and the war with Japan would end.

In Europe, the Germans surrendered on May 7, just a week after the death of Adolf Hitler.

Australian prisoners of war in European prison camps were liberated and Australian soldiers, sailors and aircrew began returning home.

Three months later, devastated by Allied bombing and the threat of invasion, Japan surrendered. American bombers had dropped atomic bombs on two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively.

The Japanese ceased fighting on August 15, 1945 and on September 2, 1945 formally surrendered to the Allies in a ceremony on the decks of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley announced the end of the war against Japan on August 15, 1945; this date is known as VP Day (Victory in the Pacific).

The Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch Inc will be conducting a commemoration service to mark the 72nd anniversary of the end of the war in the Pacific.

Almost one million Australians served in WWII – 40,000 of them had died and many thousands were wounded or injured in the course of their military service.

The commemorative service will be held in the Memorabilia Garden of the Bendigo District RSL Complex, 73-75 Havilah Road, Bendigo on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 5pm.

Lisa Gellatly, secretary, Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch

Liberal leader’s crime plan

Matthew Guy

Matthew Guy

Matthew Guy's "tough on crime" strategy: keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

Fred Langenhorst, Castlemaine

Guy channels Trump Jr

Donald Trump Jr

Donald Trump Jr

The accusations are scurrilous. Matthew Guy was there to discuss Russian adoptions.

Michael McNeill, Bendigo

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