IF less than 1 per cent of tourists to Tasmania undertake diving activities, spending $6 million to scuttle HMAS Darwin must be a vote-getting exercise.
It's a sad day when the environment loses out to money.
Lesa Whittaker, St Helens.
ANIMAL Liberation groups believe that sow stalls prevent pigs from enjoying life.
This belief is most often formed by looking at video footage, not by working with these animals. In the meantime, wild pigs are hunted all over mainland Australia by people with dogs.
Who believes that pigs taste better if they have bled to death?
Leon Cooper, St Leonards.
IT IS encouraging to see the increased momentum in the move to ban single use plastic bags, with the announcement that New Zealand is progressing down that track.
Now can we hope to see checkout staff at Woolworths supermarkets cease asking customers if they want a bag?
When I recently asked a checkout operator why they don’t just wait to allow the customer to make a request, I was informed that it was company policy.
Come on Woolworths, get with it and stop this prompting.
Bill Carney, Riverside.
NOT only was it a wonderful feature article of an off-the-grid solar house (The Sunday Examiner August 12), but the included photo showed the part played by the great looking residence.
Probably the best designed building for quite some time.
Jim Dickenson, Launceston.
FORTY years ago I played football and then I decided to take up umpiring.
Back then the coaches, footballers, and public always were bigger experts than the umpire.
Nothing has changed and today we are further from a solution than we were then.
The umpire association should make the rules and the rest of you abide by those rules. Too many people think they are experts and 40 years down the track we are still arguing. Commonsense.
Bruce Cassidy, Norwood.
ARRIVING in Hobart from the North by coach on a grey and windswept rainy day, kunanyi/Mt Wellington loomed awesome beyond words. Its flanks were grazed exquisitely by a shaft of late afternoon winter angled sunlight.
No way the audacity of a human extravaganza or even a car on cables should be allowed to disrupt this extraordinary presence.
Helen Tait, Launceston.
ANOTHER sterling inept performance by Greg Hunt in denying there was a privacy issue with the government’s computer health record system. Now having actually read the legislation and digested the facts there is now a scramble to cover loopholes everyone, but him, knew existed.