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Mark Miller Mark Miller 12:47 pm 03 Jun 21

Just had another unbelievable interaction with the AFP via telephone. Did the Good Samaritan thing, phoned them on 131-444 so as not to tie up emergency line, and was on hold for 8 minutes. Then got a belligerent type who seemed dubious about my intelligence (I am admittedly ex AFP so maybe a fair call) who semi-insulted my every reported fact. I finally pulled him into line and said he needed to help me to help him. He semi-apologised. He then claimed he’d report the matter. He didn’t want my name or contact details. I suggested he might. He countered he didn’t. I informed him of my ex-AFP status. Reluctantly he took my bona-fides, however I couldn’t hear any typing going on in the background. My wife was listening (had him on speaker). After I hung up she said “He’s not going to do anything is he?” Why do we bother? It’s not the 1st time this result has occurred. It’s the umpteenth time over the decades. Doesn’t seem to be getting better. A crime is occurring. We’re told to contact police and let them do the rest. It’s where reported matters go to die. Rarely a follow up or phone call. It’s a void. It’s a joke. It’s a tax and rate paying rip off. Fix My Street just died. Now Fix My Police is badly needed. Good luck everyone. We really are unprotected.

Janet Hutchison Janet Hutchison 2:10 pm 11 Feb 21

Has anyone else been told that Yass is now the store handling deliveries from Woolworths when they complained that the store couldn’t supply 3/4 of the items in their basket. Apparently this is hardwired into the website and can’t be changed.

Matthew Noonan Matthew Noonan 4:57 pm 20 Apr 20

The Hall Vet team are the most talented & wonderful professionals & people! Several weeks ago dogs not on leads attacked our smallest dog, & despite our best efforts, she got more than $3000 in injuries & has been battling in a range of ways. It’s been terrible. From the day of the attack & our little girl jack russell (& my better half) both being in shock, to constant visits to them & a stay at the hospital, & despite the Covid 19 challenges around hand-overs & understanding wound care & meds etc, the whole Hall Vet team from the lovely front desk team to the vets have been nothing but patient, kind, supportive & always showing their outstanding expertise as we helped our madge heal. Outstanding customer service even under social distancing conditions, brilliant medical expertise, & always a real understanding of pets& owners. Not our closest vet, but the best we have always found! ps. while the news & many people’s attitudes is not often great currently, in our many, many visits to the surgery& hospital – & at times some of these we were not coping – the vet staff still kept health & safety boundaries but also reassured & cared for us, & all the other pet owners, lined up in their cars – with their own needs & lives – everyone was patient, supportive, kind & no-one ever gave a frustrated look or grizzled. Humanity at its very best. The owner of the other dogs even apologised & paid the first $2400 bills, so the world is a good place. Hall Vet team is A+!

Desleigh Barry Desleigh Barry 10:22 am 22 Feb 20

We received a bill for using 1252KWH in a house no one is yet living in. It was rented until 9.1.20. The meter reader showed up on 16.1.20. We reconnected our power that afternoon. Considering we don’t live there and we use one light how on earth could we have consumed 1252KWH from 16.1.20-3.2.20? Queried ACTEW and they say bill is correct. Really? No one using power can use 1252kWH? Watch those KWH.

Margot Sirr Margot Sirr 1:45 am 04 Apr 19

Hi everyone, as a concerned grandparent, I would like to bring to the attention of parents and carers of children, that High Fire Danger clothing (which is labelled as such), is being sold in most major retail stores. Please do not buy this because accidents happen no matter how careful you are. Instead , consider purchasing low fire danger clothing such as Bonds. I sincerely hope that the ACCC and other safety bodies will protect our little ones and ban High Fire Danger clothing altogether.

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