SPARE a thought for my workmate who arrived home after work to find almost the entire guttering of his house on the front lawn.
Incredibly, it turns out the roofies made a mistake, for they were supposed to remove the guttering of the house several doors up, but calmly removed his instead.
Next morning several roofies were found sitting quietly on his front lawn with heads in hands, obviously “guttered”.
That’s fair dinkum.
Robert Lee, Summerhill.
THE Tasmanian Government could give all Tasmanian’s a huge pay rise if they helped get the price of petrol down from the rip-off prices we are paying now.
As well as a lot of food items that we export interstate that we are paying hugely marked up prices on, why, if its locally grown it should be availed too us for reasonable prices.
Is the supermarket giants doing this or what, e.g. local salmon $10 cheaper on mainland, petrol up to 30-40 cents a litre cheaper.
People are getting restless about this and the government has got to step up and show their hand as too were they stand, not just lots of empty words and out of the air promises. Action please.
David Parker, West Launceston.
IT IS a strong and honest man who can admit to a mistake and who will be seen to be so as Prime Minister Morrison thoughts on moving Australia’s embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv was just a ploy to help the Wentworth byelection and is seen so by all thinking Australians.
So, “Scomo”, pull back from that notion because religion being what it is could easily involve us in another war and you will be better thought of by all Aussies if you do so.
Don Davey, Launceston.
WELL, thank you very much, for the decision to put even greater hardships on those of us, who have already found it financially draining to afford the switch to solar power. After discussing with other solar owners; we opted to undertake the change; after extensive revision for the best outcome to save money and help the environment.
At the time of installation and connection, we were informed that the rebate was to be “grandfathered” which means a grandfather clause (or grandfather policy) is a provision in which an old rule continues to apply to some existing situations while a new rule will apply to all future cases. Those exempt from the new rule are said to have grandfather rights or acquired rights, or to have been grandfathered in.
Once again, we are expected to accept the decisions of the powers that be, without any face to face or serious discussions that are affecting we solar owners. One can only deduce from this outcome that we have been scammed yet again by our politicians. They suck us in to thinking that we are getting a good deal, only to rip the proverbial carpet our from underneath us once we are attached to their lure.
This has previously occurred with the wood heater buy back scheme, the switch to gas and now the solar installation. Enough is enough.
Susan Singline, Propsect.
SUE Hickey, in her wish list on her profile, states that her ambition is to become a Senator.
I think she has her ambitions, political persuasion and capabilities all mixed up.
Is it because she had or has her own business, she thinks she is a conservative or Liberal person?
Ms Hickey is certainly not a team player, as her ego is larger than life.
The way it looks to me, is that Ms Hickey is either a Green, (but she knows she wouldn't be in a major political party), or she wants to be an independent, but doesn't have the courage of her convictions to go it alone on her plight to get what she thinks she deserves or is capable of.
Until Ms Hickey can diminish the size of her own importance and ego, she will go nowhere.
She also shows no sign of real allegiance to her constituents of Liberal Party supporters, the Liberal Party, but seems to relish and revel in the limelight of “look at me, look at me” politics.
Another three and a half years of this lady?
She will self destruct or defect.
Steve Rogers, South Launceston.
SURELY you are joking, Anne Layton Bennett (The Examiner, November 24). Sue Hickey and Cassy O’Conner fail to get it right on numerous occasions.
A Parliament of 35, plus an upper house, and 29 councils also adding public servants required, for a population 526,000, wow.
How is this a ploy to eliminate the Greens, Anne, what a nonsense?
The cost for the added politicians is daunting for Tasmania’s population and definitely unwarranted.
Carrying the Green banner against parties of substance and futuristic planning for advancement isn’t easy.
Tasmania reduced the Parliament size to 25 for a pay rise of $40,000 for the remaining for extra duties.
Does Ms O’Connor amd Ms Hickey plan if ever successful return their increase to balance the books.
Thanks to good governing Tasmania is debt free and in an excellent financial position.
Only the Greens would try to undermined this for selfish purposes.