HOW has our state come to this?
We can't house our homeless, especially those who have pets and we can't accommodate those pets who may also become homeless as the RSPCA has only been given a lifeline until December.
Surely we are sufficiently wealthy to ensure that everyone and everything has shelter as a basic human right?
We seem to have enough money for sporting venues, the odd sports teams, cycling tracks and the like.
Regarding the RSPCA Launceston centre, if the City of Launceston council added $10 a year to our rates, a pitiful $2.50 a quarter, surely that would help.
Particularly if those funds were invested sole for use by the society.
It's about time the government put its priorities in the correct order.
Glennis Sleurink, Launceston.
I SUPPOSE Malcolm McCulloch's letter in (The Examiner, August 19) has some credence with regards to the proposed North-East railway.
I can recall travelling to Scottsdale by train in my youth.
Also a trip to Hobart.
And every Christmas we would go to the bike carnivals on the North-West coast by train.
The big but is, could the government afford a restart of passenger travel.
There are quite a lot of railway enthusiastic people still in the states of Australia and if it was
properly advertised we would get people from overseas as well.
I may be living in dreamland, but it’s definitely worth thinking about.
Mr. Cecil Neil Guy, Youngtown.
I HAVE great concern for young boys who want to play AFL as to me it no longer seems like sport.
My brother was one of City South's best and fairest players in the 1950s, R. J. Scott.
Never would he have raised his hand to anyone on or off the field.
He was and still is a man to be proud of.
Maybe less on-field brutality would cross over to less domestic violence in society.
It is setting a bad example to our young men and women that violence is OK.
It’s time to put a stop to it before it’s too late.
Doreen Baker, West Launceston.
ON Wednesday mornings I go to School for Seniors music where we all choose a song from an amazing diversity of styles and genres.
We then sit and listen for about 90 minutes, interspersed with some jokes, general merriment and have a fine old time.
There is however, one thing missing from our gathering.
I say this thankfully the missing element is political correctness.
All of us were born before someone decided they would be offended by some chance remark, they then came up with PC in order to get back at and suppress those who spoke out with fear or favour with truth as its core.
I’m happy and proud to be a part of this group.