This Letter to the Editor was sent in to Everything Geraldton recently:
I know most Aussies have a habit of being Government Knockers, regardless of which State they live in or which political party they support. However we would like to say Thank You for the pensioner benefits we received this week.
A letter from the State Government advising us we would receive a $565 fuel card courtesy of Royalties for Regions next month; a letter from Centrelink enclosing four free single road or rail trip vouchers anywhere in WA; a bank credit of more than $1200 for our two week pension. As a couple who toiled hard during our working years and paid our taxes in full, we are truly grateful.