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Page Four READ ONLINE ■ CAMDEN SNAPSHOTS Park’s beauty Jill Chard took these pictures of the changing weather on Anzac Day. The first was of the beautiful autumn morning on the way to the march. The second was of the eerie clouds of the afternoon. If you’ve taken pictures of people or places you love while out in Camden, email them to mburrell@fairfaxmedia.com.au. To see more Camden Snapshots and other pictures, go to Camden Library’s flickr.com/groups/969898@N23 for the Changing Faces and Places of Camden NSW Flickr group. A new guided walk will take place in the wilds of Dharawal National Park at Campbelltown on Saturday allowing the public to discover the park’s natural beauty and learn about the Aboriginal cultural heritage of the wilderness area. Paws to read PM must heed will of the people ANYONE who tuned in to social media over the weekend will have noticed a distinct rainbow tinge. People were daubing their profile pictures with a rainbow hue and spreading their joy about the US Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex couples to marry. But the joy of Australians was tinged with sadness. While we should be proud that so many thousands made their sup- port for same-sex marriage so pub- lic, it seems our leaders have shut their eyes and ears. Prime Minister Tony Abbott, whose sister is gay, chose that joyful day to announce the US move had not changed his mind in the slightest. Were he simply a man on the street this would not be particularly problematic. Democracy means everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if it may be strongly at odds with those of fellow Australians. $1,000 rebate for owner occupied home loans * However, Mr Abbott is not just any man. He is supposed to be the leader of our country — a position he attained through a popular election. This means he is accountable to the people of Australia and is elec- ted to represent us, not necessarily just his personal point of view. It is almost to the point of sheer bloody-mindedness to watch the massive groundswell of support for same-sex marriage and continue on as if nothing was happening. He needs to remember that he does not need to personally support same-sex marriage to allow a free vote in Parliament. Mr Abbott is quite welcome to vote against social progress but he must allow other MPs to follow the views of their electorates. To continue to stand with his back against the turning tide across Aus- tralia and the Western world shows a staggeringly poor grasp of the electorate and the meaning of democracy. His first act after Parliament’s win- ter break should be to call a free vote on same-sex marriage and bring Australian law up to date. Thirlmere’s Paws Pet Therapy has secured sponsorship for its reading program Paws’n’Tales and is seeking more help to maintain the program at Picton Library. The program will train volunteers accompanied by their dogs to help children with reading difficulties. RAMS offers flexible, competitive and innovative solutions to suit a wide range of home loan needs. First home or next home, RAMS can help. Rebate Offer Details • $1,000 Rebate for owner occupied home loans $150,000+ • Apply by 31 August 2015 and settle by 30 November 2015 That should make life easier RAMS Home Loans Macarthur District Shop 9, Narellan Supa Centre, 38 Exchange Parade, Narellan 4647 3677 | RAMS.com.au More Information: Credit criteria apply. *$1,000 rebate available on RAMS home loan products where the loan purpose is owner occupied. Available for new applications $150,000+ submitted between 29 June and 31 August 2015. Loan must settle by COB 30 November 2015. Not available for increases, variations, pre-approvals, applications submitted prior to 29 June 2015, loans that have already settled or company and trust borrowers. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Rebate is limited to one payment per application. RAMS Home Loans Macarthur District is owned and operated by MJB Financial Services Pty Ltd ACN 144 483 876. Credit Provider & issuer of RAMS Deposit Products: Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233714. 15507/0715 Give a blanket. Get a warm feeling. Guardian Funerals and The Salvation Army are supporting thousands of unfortunate people feeling the cold this winter. Donate blankets at Guardian Funerals and we’ll match each with one of our own. guardianfunerals.com.au 4 - Camden-Narellan CDA 0004 Advertiser, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Call 13 24 25 . . . That's Fairfax Community Classifieds