HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you have an opinion? Send your letters to the editor to [email protected]南京夜网419论坛, or PO Box 61, 3552.Region’sCFA volunteers burned by rulingIt is very concerning to me as a councillor and supporter of the CFA that the premier could sign off on the Fair Work Commission ruling on the EBA dispute.
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He has responded that the findings are fair and balanced.Will the CFA be forced to sign?So far, the minister has refused to do so.

Our region has been well served by the brave volunteer men and women who put their lives on the line to protect us and save our lives and property from fire.I support them.

The UFU could be given wide-ranging powers over decisions made by CFA managementand force the CFA to have paid firefighters at every fire, no matter how small, as well as other issues which would impact on volunteers.

This move would not only cost Victorian taxpayers many millions morebut very likely cost the northern region in thousands of resignations of CFA volunteers who would not be able to work under the new “management”rules.

CrHelenLeach,City of Greater BendigoJury’s out on council initiativeThe new brainchild of the council officers of the Bendigo City Council’s citizens jury appears to beanother example of Big Brother dictating to the majority of citizens in Bendigo.

From my belief, there were threeinformation meetings on July 2 to inform people on theproposal, and how it is going to operate and who and how citizens were to be elected.

But it appears that was not the case. From my understanding, what I have heard is the panel ofpeople have already been selected and most likely are in operation mode already.

If this is a citizen’s jury then what citizens elected the jury members?Who are the elected citizens that have been elected that are supposedly representing us thecitizens?As citizens aren’t we entitled to know who is supposedly representing us?

I and I would expect that a large number of citizens are able to speak and make decisions themselvesand don’t need other people to speak for them.

Once again here we are being dictated to by council officers with no consultation, the same as theorganic bin fiasco.

How legal and democratic is this situation, what bylaws or local government constitutions cover thisdirection?

Once again our council officers are running roughshod over the community, and our puppets onstrings elected councillors are powerless to do anything or don’t want to do so.

Ivan Kitt, BendigoColumnist misses markwith Trump commentsGwynne Dyer’s article on the opinion page of theBendigo Advertiserof Saturday June 4 (“Britain faces tough divorce from Europe”)carried little balance or objectivity on the subject of Britain potentially leaving the EU.

The author lost all credibility when he described Tory politician Boris Johnson as “Britain’s answer to Donald Trump”. If theBendigo Advertisersees fit to contribute to this debate then it should source more balanced or intelligent comment than that of Mr Dyer.

Simon Wooldridge, BendigoLetterscommenting onelectionissues must bear the name and full address of the writer(s). Responsibility forelectioncomment in this issue is accepted by Bendigo Advertiser editorNicoleFerrie, 67-71 Williamson Street, Bendigo. Writers should disclose any alliance with political or community organisations and include their telephone number for verification.Electioncandidates should declare themselves as such when submittingletters.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.