Thank you Cloncurry from John Clarkson
Thank you for placing a report by Aidan Green in your paper on August 6.
The story was about my visit to Cloncurry.
I was there catching up with people who might have known me sixty years ago in 1959 when I joined the Anglican Brotherhood of St.Barnabas for five years.
I enjoyed seeing Cloncurry as it is today.
When I was there, the new church was built and the Flying Doctor service moved to Mount Isa.
The John Flynn museum and The Mary Kathleen Park/Museum are a credit to the town.
Arriving by train at 5am in the morning was a challenge, but we were grateful to be rescued and shown hospitality by the present Locum Priest Simon Hattrell.
We don't need to choose between our history and our geography
Less than a week after Liberal MP Andrew Hastie used his freedom of speech regarding the rise of China, he has been slapped down by Scott Morrison's Minister for Trade.
Apparently freedom of speech doesn't exist in the Liberal Party any more, no matter how much political advantage there may be in supporting Israel Folau.
The more worrying thing is that Andrew Hastie was trying to make us choose between our history and our geography.
John Howard said that we don't have to do that at all, and the Minister for Trade obviously still thinks as John Howard told him to.
But the ordinary voter knows that we must make a decision sooner rather later.
So Scott Morrison needs slap down his Minister for Trade and then tell us what the choice will be.
He should consider his answer to the question very carefully.
It has to pass the pub test.
In support of Daffodil Day this month
Friday, August 23 is Daffodil Day.
Daffodil Day is Cancer Council's iconic fundraising event that raises vital funds to support cancer research.
Research is the key to unlocking the answers to a cancer free future.
Thanks to investment in research, amazing advancements have been made in cancer prevention, screening and treatment-helping to increase survival rates from 49 per cent in the 1980s to 69 per cent today.
However, there is still more work to be done.
When you donate online or visit a donation point near year you this Daffodil Day, you will not only just be giving the gift of hope.
You will also be funding vital cancer research that has the potential to save countless Queensland lives.
There will be 388 Daffodil Day donation points across Queensland selling fresh daffodils and pins this year.
On behalf of the 27,800 Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer each year, thank you so much.
Your support makes an incredible, life-saving difference.
You can find a Daffodil Day donation point near you or donate online throughout all of August to the Daffodil Day Appeal by visiting daffodilday.com.au or by phoning 1300 65 65 85.
Cancer Council Queensland
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