IT IS so amazing how different we all are.
My husband and I took a walk through the new mall at the weekend.
We love it, so spacious, can imagine a concert being held there. I tried the seats and gave them the thumbs up, the tiles are gorgeous.
The colours so bright and modern.
We liked the animals good and sturdy for the kiddies to climb, as we know they will.
Well done to all involved.
Gail Wilson, Newstead.
Summer Water Restrictions
AS WE edge closer to summer and the annual explosion of population in Bridport (holiday makers) we will once again be hit with water restrictions but this need not happen.
For more than 30 years the Dorset Council and now TasWater have known about a large subterranean fresh water river that flows to sea some eight kilometres east of the town.
This water has been tested and is high quality fresh (drinking) water but still we suffer with the muddy, cow faeces ridden trickle that comes down the Brid River over the warmer months.
It’s not good enough and for a tourist orientated state it's a blight.
Ken Terry, Bridport.
Chocolate and Checkouts
IT SURE leaves a bitter taste in the mouth as chocolate maker Cadbury is to shed a further 40 jobs, due to new machinery wrapping such favorites as Twirl and Flake.
So much so that yours truly will no longer purchase these items.
Just like how it goes against the grain at supermarkets with the self-serve checkouts.
One will not use them, even when purchasing just one item.
The general and (that’s me) believes interaction with great staff is paramount for all on both sides of the checkout.
Robert Lee, Summerhill.
I RECEIVED my latest edition of the Stamp Bulletin which contains pictures of this year’s Christmas stamps.
There is a 65 cent and a $2 one, but alas no $1 dollar one.
The highly paid powers that be at Australia Post cannot imagine that many people like myself write a letter with their Christmas cards and would appreciate a festive $1 Christmas stamp to put on the envelope.
Malcolm Scott, Newstead.
CONGRATULATIONS to the organisers of Singfest, Launceston’s annual choral celebration featuring local primary schools.
It is an uplifting experience for all involved, particularly for the students who sing both with their school and in the combined choir, but also for those of us fortunate enough to be in the audience and witness the power of music to engage people and to inspire.
If you have never been to a Singfest you should get along and see our wonderful youth and their dedicated teachers in action.
Sadly you have a year to wait, but put it in your diary for the last week of September every year.
It is a wonderful community event.
Ian Chesterman , Legana.
THE Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, propounds that the ABC should be “independent, unbiased and get the facts right” (The Examiner, September 30).
If they are his expectations of the ABC then why should they not be equally applicable to all media in this country?
Maybe they are his expectations, however, he would be seen to be utterly naïve in expressing that opinion.
Not to say so and he would be seen to be applying a double standard.
But then again I remind myself that he is, after all, a politician.
Douglas Ross Robbins, Trevallyn.
IT WAS assumed that an independent ABC would naturally present unbiased information.
Clearly this has not worked.
Back to the drawing board.
Gordon Thurlow , Launceston.
COULD somebody please let Bill Shorten know, he is not the leader of the Government?
The story in The Examiner, October 2 states that he wants Labor to be consulted on any ABC board appointments, and the appointment of the ABC chair .
No doubt he would be worried to the extent that sleep comes second to this concern.
Why would he want consultation?
The LNP are in government, and as it is the Labor party rejects all suggestions in the Senate, why would this be any different.
Is he worried an unbias board or chairman may be appointed?
I think so.
He wants to hold out until the election.
Maybe a Bias ex-Labor leader or an ex-union leader, Mr Shorten would find a better fit.
The next chairperson should have no ties to the left or the right of politics .
A tall ask I know.
But please Mr Shorten, don't try and tell the people of Australia how you worry about a level playing field on the ABC.