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Cartoon of the week – 20 October, 2021

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

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What is happening in this country right now? Where and when is the truth-telling starting?

What outrageous, scandalous behaviour of our employees, especially from our PM, in relation to the submarine contract with France. We can only hope for a ‘miracle’ –that all the other EU states will not shun us in solidarity with France.

Where is the public outcry for the Tamil family [the Muruguppan’s] about the stupid, heartless and cruel treatment from OUR emigration department, by not giving the youngest daughter the same twelve months visa as the rest of the family? What more torture does this family have to go through? Especially in not letting them return to Biloela, where they’ve been so welcomed.

A big thank you to the ABC for their last [ITAL]Australian story program about the family, which you can catch on ABC iView. [Sadly] that will probably impact on their funding from the government who has had thoughts of selling triple J!

While our government is still arguing if they will work towards lower emissions by 2050, we need to push our banks to stop investing our money in the fossil fuel industries. It’s bad enough that the Lib/Nats are giving 10.3 billion dollars of taxpayers’ money each year to the fossil fuel industries. That is nearly $20,000 a minute, every day of the year.

Well, Australia will be a different place after ScoMo has sold us to the US. We will be a major target once they have ramped up their military instalments on our continent. Hearing Nancy Pelosi praising ScoMo and his ‘environmental plans’ broke my heart; just more greenwashing. Good to hear at least that in Germany 620,000 people demonstrated with the global school strike last Friday.

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock

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  1. Why the continued and blatant lie. 10.3 billion in subsidies paid to the fossil fuel industry by the LNP each year. 8 billion of the figure is the federal fuel tax rebate scheme, which is not a subsidy. Labor knows its not a subsidy and will not mess with the scheme when elected. All governments, state and federal pay some subsidies and incentives to the fossil fuel industries. Please stop the lie.


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