THE advertisement on behalf of Labor by Brian Mitchell is a direct copy of the old federal Labor ads regarding 'Mediscare' (still prattling on about a lie that was unfounded) the mess the health system is in education and renewables. The health system has never been better under this state government.
The education system doesn’t need funding, it needs better educators.
Renewables will make their own way into the market. Some of us have memories of the last state Labor government mess, with the help of Labor feds, what a mess.
I am glad I can put a face to Mr Mitchell in Lyons now, as I only know him as the Lyons member that consistently gets thrown out of the lower house in parliament question time. Please renew your ads, I cannot watch this tripe for another two months.
Steve Rogers, South Launceston.
SADLY, politicians are all cut from the same cloth, so we need to cut through all the adversarial argumentation, self-embellishment practised by the two “foes“ and take stock of exactly where the country is at the present time, compared with what it was when Labor lost the plot.
Therefore, undeniably we have to concede that there is no contest, come to the next election.
Don Davey, Launceston.
FORMER Premier, the late Eric Reece, was often quoted of saying “whilst you argue amongst yourselves in the North, and can not make up your minds, monies allocated are spent in the South of the state”.
Andrew Wilkie extracted $340 million from former Prime Minister Julia Gillard for Royal Hobart Hospital and now Prime Minister Scott Morrison since the start of this year has allocated $60 million for 18 listed projects in Hobart at the request of Andrew Wilkie.
Former Liberal Senators Stephen Parry and David Bushby despite representation could not even have a post box relocated back to Newstead News Agency in David Street, Launceston where there is adequate street and off street parking.
Surely Bridestowe Estate, which is attracting 85,000 clients per annum to its tourist mecca east of Lilydale, deserves consideration for Heritage Rail considering Mr Raven’s recent contribution to Legislative Council Inquiry? It would appear Northern Liberal Senators and Tourism North are in “The Bunker “ with tin helmets on, whilst Wilkie Wonka wins the rewards.
Brian P. Khan, Bridport.
UNCLE Will Boxhall fought and died in WWII, and I’m saddened by the desecration of war memorials.
I’m also saddened by the desecration of our planet, and by your comments, Mr Ellis “Stop the Pollution” (The Examiner, March 8) is a message for respect.
Stop pollution is a message for respect.
Stop pollution is, in fact, a very healthy ideology.
This ideology will help save our planet if only we would listen enough.
People only ever desecrate war memorials because, with all their efforts, we are still not listening, or not listening enough.
Out addiction to technology, clean, cool, plastic and the like is as much an evil as ever Hitler was.
People and our cousins of the animal world are made ill and often die from our polluting.
Even balloons and drinking straws kill, even when we put them in the bin.
It’s time to listen enough to change our addictive habits handed down to us from the 19th century.
We’re too busy placing technology, coal and plastics on pedestals to listen to our planet enough to hear it scream.
Uncle Will died decades before my birth, but I know he didn’t sacrifice his life for our sheer bloody ignorance.
Deb Johnston-Andrews, Newham.
St Patrick's Day and Haemochromatosis
IF you’re celebrating ‘a touch of the Irish’ in your blood on St Patrick’s Day, spare a thought for whether this means you are pumping too much iron.
People of Celtic origin are more likely to have the iron overload condition haemochromatosis which is the most common genetic disorder in Australia.
About one in 200 people are genetically predisposed to it and one in seven are carriers.
The good news is that early detection means haemochromatosis is no barrier to a normal life and the condition is easily managed through blood donations.
But when undetected and untreated, it can cause organ/tissue damage and perhaps premature death.
So as you raise a glass to your heritage this year, vow to find out more about the ‘Celtic Curse’ from your GP or by visiting www.ha.org.au
Dianne Prince, Haemochromatosis Australia president.
Single Use Plastic Ban
THERE’S no doubt that the Hobart City Council has set a precedent in its recent vote in favour of a by-law that may well see our capital become the first city in the nation to ban single-use plastics.
Next year’s target may be a little ambitious, yet they are over the first hurdle and that’s at least a start.
It has to be positive for the environment that plastic takeaway lids, cutlery, sauce sachets and straws etc. are disappearing.
What’s wrong with the good old waxed paper straws making a return.
Come on other councils, if it’s been too hard here in Tasmania to have a container deposit scheme up and running well then let’s sink our teeth into this one, for plastic straws have been taking us for suckers for years.