WE consistently hear claims that we should see wilderness areas opened up for “business”.
Yet these voices do not realise tha this will eventually ruin exactly what tourist come to see and experience, this is just exploitation of these areas. Of course the bottom line for would be developers is the mighty dollar-profit.
A little bit here, a little bit there, the thin edge of the wedge to spoilage. Mountain bikers are never satisfied with the trails they have, they would wish to see the Mt Wellington cable car go ahead, so more areas can be opened up for blazing of trails for their adventure sports.
If they want more trails, put them in areas already opened up for agricultural pursuits , not high value natural areas. Noise from planes and helicopters in parts of America, have resulted in one national park being declared a human-noise free zone. Perhaps we should follow suit and not love these places to death.
Bill Carney, Riverside.
IT may come as a surprise to some that a lot of folk are unable to buy crayfish, scallops, loin of lamb chops, and imagine my feelings when I read in (The Examiner, August 25) with the heading “Tassal’s solid year, strong price outlook”.
Apparently consumer demand is outpacing supply in Australia and globally, according to Tassal believes price increases of 20 per cent or more over 2017 levels are possible, mentioned was export markets, but of course this increase will trickle down to our local markets. Just another product priced out of the reach of the average Aussie battler.
Ron Baines, Kings Meadows.
I CONGRATULATE Senator Steve Martin for his excellent letter "Save Our Churches" (The Examiner, September 7). I wish more politicians would involve themselves in such causes. The Senator wrote to Bishop Condie and quote the Senator his reply was "too business like". How sad.
A complication on the church sales is that many have parts of the building that are war memorials and even more contain something that is a memorial to those who gave their lives or service to their country. While it may not be illegal, it is extremely disrespectful to sell them.
When the church at Evandale is used for other purposes, I hope the beautiful window depicting the two Dean Brothers who gave their lives as airmen will be respected. The window shows them as angels.
Malcolm Scott, Newstead.
Deregistration of CMFEU
WHAT a time for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to threaten deregistration of the CMFEU as soon after the announcement we learnt of the death and serious injuries to two construction workers caused by a large bucket of concrete being detached from a crane and falling to ground.
Meanwhile, workers on the Royal Hobart Hospital were going unpaid for weeks and emergency payments had to be arranged.
Obviously there is no place for a union to monitor workplace safety standards and ensure that wages are paid promptly by employers in the construction industry.
A. Carter, Mowbray.
I AM sorry Bill Shorten, all is not well with the representation of women in the Labor party. Putting Lisa Singh at number four on the Tasmanian senate ticket clearly demonstrates that capable and competent women are not welcome in the Labor party.
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.
THE placing of Senator Lisa Singh in the fourth position on the Labor Senate ticket is pathetic. Anyone with a pea for a brain would recognise that Senator Singh is worthy of a higher position judging by her successful campaign at the last federal election. The hopelessly divided Liberal Party showed a rare display of commonsense and placed Senator Richard Colbeck at the top of their ticket, having learned from their faction riddled mistakes at the last Federal election. It’s a pity the factions in the Labor party in Tasmania couldn’t show the same degree of commonsense.
Francis Sheahan, Riverside.
SO the state Labor party lot have done it again and put Lisa Singh in an unwinnable position on the ballot paper. They did the same at the last election, but Tasmanians actually voted below the line so that she was elected.
Wouldn't the party have realised that people don't want union people in parliament when they have a hard working person who is popular? The guy who they seem to want elected is a union official who didn't make it last time. Let's hope that Ms Singh garners enough votes to be re-elected.
Glennis Sleurink, Launceston.
AS A rusted on ol’ Labor supporter all my voting life, I am disgusted by the disgraceful way the party has again treated Senator Lisa Singh by placing her last on the senate ticket. (The Examiner, September 9). What is wrong with you people?
You tried to get rid of Senator Singh at the last election and thousands of fair-minded Labor voters proved what fools you were, and here you are, at it again, so I would urge all those same Labor voters and more, to again vote below the line and give Senator Singh your first vote.
Mick Leppard, Invermay.