I OWN a cafe that supports people with additional needs, and last week we had a group of clients from another disability organisation come in to have morning tea with us.
One of our customers (who is an old age pensioner) was sitting quietly enjoying their morning tea, popped up to the counter and donated $50 towards the group of clients’ morning tea.
This gesture was greatly appreciated and made a lot of people realise there are still wonderful kind people in this world that put others before themselves
Vanessa Mitchell, Launceston.
Launceston City Council
DOES the Launceston City Council have an obsession with grey?
It appears that our city is becoming 50 shades of it.
There does not appear to be any other colour on the menu.
At least Mr Christian Grey wanted some excitement with his “50 shades”.
Our city’s colour scheme appears anything but, just cold and boring.
Sue Holloway, Sandhill.
TO MY fellow Tasmanians, if you had an issue with a Tasmanian super fund, you should be aware of the following:
The Royal Commission into the misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and FInancial Services Industry has been hitting national headlines.
I feel my fellow Tasmanians are not aware that they too can make a submission. As someone who has had my own three-and-a-half year battle, I have made a submission.
The commission have been very respectful to my cause and helpful in my case.
What do I want? I want honesty, transparency and respect for member’s rights.
I encourage anyone who has ever had a problem to make contact before the closing date at the end of September. For more information I suggest you call the hotline on 1800 909 826.
Brian Britt, Sulphur Creek.
The Great Boomerang
ION Idriess, a prolific Australian author of the 1900s, would be pleased with two letters to (The Examiner, August 20), both advocating a long-term solution to some of Australia’s drought problems.
In 1941 Idriess wrote a book titled The Great Boomerang in which he urged the turning back of eastern coastal rivers to water the dry inland. Hence the book’s title.
Rivers such as the Burdekin, Fitzroy, Dawson, Brisbane, Clarence and Macleay he proposed should be turned back by dams and tunnels to water the dry inland.
Modern day engineering would see this as a feasible task.
It would provide tremendous agricultural benefits.
Dick James, Launceston.
John L. Grove
I WAS transferred to the John L. Grove rehabilitation unit in February this year as a bed patient with multiple injuries.
Thanks to the excellent care and professionalism of the staff at John L. Grove CentreI I was able to walk out the front door this month. My wife, Sue and I are very grateful to the staff and urge all locals to be proud of the centre.
Brent and Sue Balchin, Youngtown.
JOHN Hewson’s comments and John Malouff’s “Humans are better than animals … right?” (The Examiner, August 24) were great reading.
The wisdom of the owl. A group of owls is a parliament.
Here’s hoping or politicians of every persuasion, at every level of government take this opportunity in time to change the elitist mob charm offensive spiel and start reflecting the wisdom of the owl.
Listen to and respect the people.
Rather than set the political dial on destroying our environment, our planet with narcissistic weapons of mass destruction, clean coal, plastic and greed, why not let to and respect our cousins in nature, listen to and respect our planet, so we the people of Australia, of the world can look forward to a bright and healthy future where we can all celebrate humanity and the amazing diversity of life here on planet earth.
Deb Johnston-Andrews, Newnham.
NOW without a Tony Abbott or a Julie Bishop, can Australia still be saved as the odds Shorten. But first let’s give Scomo a go.
Watch this space for the next exciting episode.
Michael Urquhart Scott, South Hobart.
WITH the election of a God-fearing man as our new Prime Minister, in the person of Scott Morrison, the political winds of change are finally heralding hope, encouragement and positive anticipation.
And if what Mr Morrison has stated in his election speech, together with the words of deputy leader Josh Freydenberg, Australians can believe a unifying spirit of co-operation has finally descended upon our national capital through this leadership duo and we are about to enter into a far more spiritually enlightened and collegial era in politics that will have a tremendously positive flow-on effect for all of us – and not least of all for future generations.
Thank god the dark veil of ego-driven, spiritually blind politics is finally lifting and a new dawn has broken with our Prime Minister pledging leadership based on integrity, collaboration, respect and unity for all Australians.
Australia can now become “The Great Southland of the Holy Spirit” once more and shine a light of hope to the entire world.
How good would that be.