Bat spend queried
Is our local council really going to spend $30000 on cooling for the bats in Rosalind Park? I thought they were bent towards green ideas and therefore logically the evolution of all life, so you don't stand in the way of its natural processes by protecting any species, even bats, denying their evolution into something higher!
And you would not be using solar to protect the climate/environment, as surely the changing climate/environment in the past is what caused our evolution from a blob of slime to monkeys or was it dolphins, then into what some claim to be a more intelligent animal - a human.
No, if you had green leanings, you would not interfere into the natural course of nature!
Robyn Crothers, North Bendigo
Government under fire
Christians believe that there is an objective and supreme authority that we are all accountable to. That authority is also a personal being who has communicated basic principles regarding what it means to be human, how we can enter into a relationship with Him, and how we are to conduct ourselves during our temporary existence here on earth.
By legislating the so-called "Suppression Practices Prohibition Bill" which passed through the upper house last week, the Andrews government is demanding that communities of faith conform to certain standards of behaviour which violate their convictions regarding what is right, proper and most conducive for human flourishing.
The implications of these totalitarian state-like restrictions even extend to private and informal conversations between parents and children at the meal table.
And, like in numerous similar instances in which governments throughout history have attempted to force people of faith to conform to their secular standards of behaviour, the result (by default) will be thoughtful and deliberate non-compliance.
Garry McCay, Kangaroo Flat
I am writing regarding the article on 'Farmer Carbon' published on Tuesday, February 9.
I agree with everything that was written; however, I honestly believe nothing we say will change the government's decisions.
There are going to be exemptions, there always are, but I would only assume all these exemptions would have to come from the from the 2015 Paris Agreement. Don't you think if any country diverted from what was agreed it would be in breach of that agreement.
This is just my opinion. On top of that, the zero emissions target is set for 2050, don't you think a lot can happen in the next 29 years?
James Howden, Ascot
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