Bank Royal Commission
THE revelations of the Royal Commission into Banks is beyond belief and so disappointing.
Their callous road to deception and planned rip offs is disgusting plus the overpaid CEOs and board members are beyond contempt.
The sickening statements made by CEOs when queried on their huge multi-million dollar salaries, claimed it was justified because of performance.
What performance? You reigned over sheer manipulation and blatant deception. By resigning these once trusted executives are now not accountable, and should be as it was under their watch.
One Commonwealth CEOs was being paid over 10 million a year, it is appalling to think he is now free from responsibility and living in luxury. Society will fail if the top end continue to be allowed to get these enormous salaries and the cost of living goes up with no meaningful adjustment for the lower end. The federal government is elected by the people to watch out for our interests and in this case they failed miserably.
Peter Doddy, Trevallyn.
IN regards to your Riverside reader whose quarterly electricity bill has hit the roof. I am residing in a unit of six units. We have all been had as well, except one who has just moved in.
My bill has doubled since the last quarter. How can the government justify that? Do they need a pay rise? Sadly we don't have individual meters.
They are all in the 24 hour launderette at the front, so there is no excuse for saying they can't get to read them. They have a key.
Mr Cecil Neil Guy, Youngtown.
I WOULD like to point out to Don Davey (The Examiner, October 4) that humans have the choice whether or not to swim in the ocean.
Sharks, which, unlike humans, are an essential part of the marine ecosystem, do not have that choice. And I've never sipped a latte in my life.
Tim Thorne, Launceston.
HOW ironic that suddenly the Hodgman Government and Environment Minister Elise Archer are now concerned for the critically endangered swift parrot population.
Amazingly the minister is blaming the rapid decrease of the swift parrots on sugar gliders, but no mention at all of the real reason which is the continued and wanton destruction of the swift parrots' habitat by logging.
Not only is this destruction ruining the swift parrots' habitat but is also ruining the sugar gliders' habitat and consequently they are resorting to killing the critically endangered swift parrots.
K. Thomas, Launceston.
WHY should people moving house and home have to keep paying connection and disconnection fees - $65 odd each time.
Aurora doesn't actually connect or disconnect any power, the power is still connected.
Our Aurora accounts should be simply transferred - but no. Why? Maybe it is time to open up the energy providers market to competitors.
B W Sullivan, Swansea.
Change the Date of Australia Day
THE Liberals decision on trying to keep Australia Day on January 26 is doomed to failure.
If January 26 is so divisive and thinking people want the date changed, the Liberals’ policy is effectively calling on people to ignore division and to stop thinking.
Will the Liberals pass a law to ban thinking and hope the current and next generation stop wondering why, of all dates, the 26 was chosen?
The Liberals are devoid of ideas.
Hoping the debate goes away is inadequate.
Expecting people to fall into line with an outdated and divisive date is asking to be thrown out of power.
Michael Mansell, Launceston.
Proud to be a 'professional' activist
IT is so very disappointing (but not surprising) that delegates at the Liberal Party Conference have unanimously opted to totally disregard the Aboriginal history of this island of lutruwita.
lutruwita history pre-dates the mere 214 years of illegal occupation by millennia as reported (The Sunday Examiner, October 7).
In doing so, you dishonour the memory of the ancestors of the first people of this country; my ancestors.
What version of history are you all talking about; and just what “symbols” need protecting?
The symbols of near genocide?
The names of places, streets, landmarks, monuments and so on that honour those who were often perpetrators of atrocities on Aborigines; and who were rewarded by king and country for doing so?
I also question Simon Behrakis’ credentials in stating that “renaming locations and landmarks would not improve the lives of Aboriginal people”.
What then do you suggest would improve the plight of Aborigines Mr. Behrakis?
Do you not think that valuing the complete history of this so called ‘nation’ by giving the original names of places equal status to those imposed by the colonisers would assist in improving the health and wellbeing of all?
In the spirit of reconciliation that you all spout off about when it suits you?
Finally, when it comes to standing up for my community, country and heritage, let me tell you - I am proud to be a professional activist.
Theresa Sainty, Glenorchy.