I AM disturbed at the vicious and seemingly orchestrated campaign against the member for Indi Cathy McGowan.
It demeans those who are party to it and underestimates the intelligence of the electorate.
I find it unacceptable that a correspondent to The Border Mail referred to Ms McGowan as “that woman” — would “that person” like to be referred to in that way?
Long before Cathy McGowan became a politician this country bestowed on her its highest Australian award: an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for her “eminent achievements and merit of the highest degree in service to Australia”.
You can’t apply for that award.
You can’t buy it.
You have to earn it over a long period.
You don’t even know about it until you receive a letter from the Governor-General’s office inviting you to accept it.
It was the culmination of her many achievements for others (often at a personal cost), including a Churchill Fellowship which has benefited the rural industry, and childcare services to rural communities.
Ms McGowan is an intelligent woman and the electorate recognised her ability by electing her to Parliament.
Mud sticks to the hands and conscience of those who throw it.
It will take a lot of scrubbing to remove the present lot.
Let police do their job and encourage the incumbent member to do hers, and we will all benefit.
— JEAN WHITLA,
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