Now youíre speaking on behalf of rural Australia but Iím sure they donít welcome your condemnation, ignorance or arrogance
Mate. I can tell you very definitely that many city people speak on behalf of rural Australia and that most of these people have never lived outside a capital city.
Included in this are the geniuses who levy the same rate of tax for things like petrol, alcohol, tobacco, GST, etc. in spite of the fact that country people earn less than their city counterparts.
A couple of decades of this has seen the quality of life for country people go down relative to their city cousins. The kids have all had to leave their homes to look for work in the cities so the towns lose out. There is no acknowledgement of this problem and no attempt to fix it.
So can you imagine country people rolling their eyes when city based media complain about traffic and overcrowding?
That is why it is so refreshingly nice to see something going back into country racing. Well done to Racing NSW, RVL and their respective governments.
Ignorant opinions from city based commentators like Peter Mair are infuriating for rural people - based on my experience of having lived in rural NSW for many years even though I am reluctantly back in Sin City these days.