Regarding Marion Ryan’s letter of August 17 gently chastising me, I hope she understood the comment on our state government “hellbent on proving its credentials to the Greens and the latte-sipping left”, were not mine but from the Sentinel-Times editorial of August 3.

Marion goes on to list a number of organisations and large companies with her comment “Oh dear, they have all become woke!”, no argument from me on that one, and “as have their relevant shareholders”, possibly right again if you are talking about institutions and super funds, but not the average South Gippslander.

Yes, let’s pray our new council, and all levels of government represent the community and its wishes.

Steve Finlay, Leongatha.