People kill people
I refer to the article in the Bay Post Moruya Examiner on Wednesday, July 4, “Two injured in Princes Highway crash".
I totally disagree with the Teensafe spokesman who said that " the bridge doesn't kill people, but the highway does."
I have news for Gary Smith: the highway doesn't kill people, "people kill people" by doing the wrong thing on the highway.
I do agree with Gary regarding centre barriers on roads to prevent people from straying into someone else's personal space and causing unnecessary carnage.
Ration of the ridiculous
The letter “Ration of Disagreement”, (Wednesday, July 4) must be one of the most ridiculous letters I have ever seen published in the ten plus years that I have been reading the Bay Post/Moruya Examiner.
As a former English teacher of many years’ experience, I found the letter to be overall poorly written; the tone of language used I found often to be unnecessarily aggressive; and comments made were based more on innuendo (‘the voice I am hearing on the street’), rather than fact.
It sounds like the writer has a personal axe to grind, rather than an objective case to make. The writer could have made their argument in a much more polite and collected manner.
For the record (unlike the writer of the letter concerned) I am prepared to state I am a parent with three children at Carroll College, who is most happy with the standard of education they are receiving.
Bye, bye to Bowlo
Volunteers at The Old Courthouse Museum are looking to mark the passing of the Batemans Bay Bowlo with an informal afternoon get together, catered by us.
This is a chance to celebrate with your photos, stories and anecdotes about this wonderful community hub.
Space limits numbers, so we are asking anyone interested in coming to let our secretary know ASAP so we can judge the response and fix a date.
Please contact Lesley Billings on 4472 1635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Courthouse Museum
The majority of Australians are touched by the impact of mental health in some way.
Many live with the daily burden of anxiety or depression, or care for a loved one. Devastatingly, thousands of Australians die by suicide each year and many more make an attempt. It is the leading cause of death for Australians between 15 and 44 years of age, but it can be prevented.
There are thousands of people working tirelessly to make a difference in this field and their efforts could not be more urgent. Anyone who knows of such a person would no doubt appreciate their achievements, but I would encourage them to take it one step further and nominate them for the Australian Mental Health Prize.
The Prize was established to acknowledge those who are doing innovative work in this area, whether they are involved in the industry as a vocation or are advocates because they have been touched by mental illness. Acknowledging those who work or volunteer in the industry is an important part of the process to destigmatising mental illness.
Nominations are now open and I urge people to nominate people in your area.
More information and nomination forms can be obtained from www.australianmentalhealthprize.org.au
Entries close on 7 September. For those who are living with the burden of mental illness every day, thank you for your support.