WOULDN’T it be a lovely gesture by Coles and Woolworths to say we will donate 10 cents per litre to our hard working farmers.
Instead, they want to increase the price to buyers and pass the increase on.
They are doing nothing, right?
Why not donate 10 cents from their profit?
This would be good for business, I have no doubt .
Put the money back into the producers that supply your produce.
Steve Rogers, South Launceston.
HERE’S an idea.
Appoint people with large supermarket experience to manage the electricity sector.
They understand their company’s success is built on customers favoring premises where desirable products are always on the shelves and that this in turn would lead to cheaper prices.
For this to work product supply reliability is essential not an option.
Most importantly their experience also told them suppliers would soon invest to make this happen.
I’m sure the first change they’d make would be to set up the electricity market to deal only with reliable electricity.
This would quickly flush out those charlatans claiming cheaper prices (but only when conditions are favourable to them).
Gordon Thurlow, Launceston.
PLASTIC Free Launceston has been promoting the Last Straw campaign since March and has a growing list of businesses that have successfully reduced and replaced plastic straws.
It is time to congratulate and thank these champion businesses for caring about plastic pollution and making such a positive change.
Trish Haeusler, Launceston.
I WRITE to answer the concerns of C. Patmore (The Examiner, August 29) regarding Tasmanian biosecurity.
Tasmania has processes in place to reduce the risk of pests arriving in shipments from the mainland, prioritising the greatest threats to the state.
Tasmania’s biosecurity system utilises formal agreements with other states and producers and checks at the border.
An informed and engaged community is also critical to Tasmania’s biosecurity integrity post-border. Biosecurity Tasmania is appreciative of the ongoing vigilance of the community and urges all members of the public to report any unfamiliar animal found amongst imported food produce by calling the Invasive Species hotline on 1300 369 688.
Protecting Tasmania’s growing agriculture sector is one of the Hodgman Liberal government’s highest priorities, which is reflected in the current recruitment of six new Biosecurity Tasmania jobs based in the North.
These new jobs are part of an $8.6 million investment in Tasmania’s biosecurity announced in the state budget to ensure we continue to respond to the challenges of increased trade and a growing economy.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Primary Industries and Water.
I am sorry Bill Shorten, all is not well with the representation of women in the Labor Party.
Putting senator Lisa Singh at number four on the Tasmanian Senate ticket clearly demonstrates that capable and competent women are not welcome in the Labor Party.
Equal representation becomes hollow tokenism and the punters will see through it.
They will punish you at the ballot box.
At least I and many of my associates who share that view will do so.
The Labor Party should refrain from using tokenism as a substitute for equality of representation.
Putting unheard of nonentities before proven and capable performers is blatant hypocrisy for a progressive party to indulge in.
It is not too late to use your influence to put Lisa Singh, a capable performer, at the top of the ticket.
Don’t let her loss be your loss.
Jon Jovanovic, Lenah Valley.
So the stale, middle aged, conservative males are to place token women on their electoral tickets.
The women of Australia should bypass this designer ballot ticket by carefully numbering the women candidates as number one and send a clear and precise message to those manipulators and clear out these alleged power brokers in the major parties for some clearer thinking.
Peter Taylor, Midway Point.
Writing a letter to the newspaper is a first for me.
However, today I have chosen to write in support of Nick Daking for the City of Launceston council.
Launceston has been blessed for many years with some wonderful members on our city council.
Nick is in the mould of these members in the past who have unselfishly, and with vision, made important decisions to improve our community.
Nick is a local businessman and is passionate about Launceston and its citizens.
I strongly believe that Nick will provide an exciting vision coupled with new opportunities contributing to the quality of values that this city instills.