"LET all those without sin cast the first stone". Here we go again.
Every time there is an election there is an attack on the credibility of Pauline Hanson and One Nation and any other Conservatives who pose a threat agenda of the New World Order. Personally I am much more concerned about the connection between the Left biased ABC and Al Jazeera.
The paid extremist Left Wing Antifa Anarchists, and the wealthy "Get Up" that was set up and financed by the Nazi Collaborator and NWO Elitist George Soros; Major Parties who were happy to accept large sums of money from conflicting local and overseas interests. The Chinese establishing control in our country; and the resurrection of the Islamic caliphate. It is time for parties to reveal all previous political donations. The Port Arthur conspiracy has been around since the tragic event and has continually been flogged by the left to gain support from anyone who will listen.
Unfortunately Prime Minister Scott Morrison is far too quick to react to far left vindictiveness before establishing the truth.
VM Redburn, Launceston.
ROSS Hart has glossed over a number of facts in his article on franking credits (The Examiner, March 21).
As a person who had very little superannuation at the age of 65 when $95,000 was converted to an allocated pension, I had invested in shares to ensure a dividend income in retirement.
Continuing to work part-time until 75, my low income was supplemented by a part-pension until the asset limit was reduced from $1.2 million to $800,000.
As our assets exceeded this amount by several thousand my wife and I became self-funded retirees.
With our dividends and pension payments supplemented by franking credits we pay no tax but could continue to pay our private health insurance.
Removing the franking credits would mean foregoing private health insurance as the refund is approximately equal to the annual fee for private cover.
Maybe people with $2.4 million in their superannuation, like Ross Hart, would not miss receiving franking credits, but those just over the asset limit who have budgeted for their retirement would suffer.
If Mr Shorten wants to cut off the refund, he should look at increasing the asset level for part pensions.
Michael Ibbott, Norwood.
ATTACKS on women in the Gorge area are not very rare, as stated by Sergeant Parker of the Trevallyn attack on a 33-year-old woman.
I reported an attack myself three years ago when I met a woman on the zig zag track who had encountered a man dressed in stockings and a garter and nothing else who had exposed himself to her.
I know many people think flashers are hilarious, but these are people who might very well escalate their behaviours.
That woman was very shaken.
And within the past three years I have heard of another woman being grabbed on the Duck River track.
Perhaps the police need to check their records more thoroughly or encourage women to report attacks.
Either way, stop playing it down.
Fiona Stocker, Glengarry.
IN ALL my life I have never heard aged pensioners referred to as welfare recipients, and I find it extremely offensive, Mr Morrison.
When I was young and I questioned the constitutional legality of income tax, I was assured that I was investing in my aged pension and the education and support of future generations.
As an early baby boomer I worked and paid taxes most of my life, to support those opportunities that we never had, for those generations, some of whom never got to pay taxes, newcomers who had contributed nothing, and others who have little respect for experienced seniors and do not believe we should even receive a pension.
As for our dumbed down education system. So if a senior person is now called a welfare recipient, what do we call, self serving politicians who rort the system to push their own agendas, pay themselves far more than they are worth, and receive a hefty unjustified pension for the rest of their lives as soon as they move onto their next opportunity.
Veronica M Redburn, Launceston.
Cost of Living
THANK you, Peter Doddy, for highlighting the principal problem most of us face - the rising cost of living (The Examiner, April 2).
It's only politicians that really worry about taxes. Taxes are a reliable talking point they use to ceaselessly take each other down.
Normal people worry about the price of food, the price of petrol, the price of power, and if you're unfortunate enough to be a renter, the price of rent.
What is carefully hidden from us is the fact that inflation is a government-sponsored tax, particularly damaging when they take 10 per cent off the top with the GST. That process is now rusted on for us all.
The more things cost, the more money comes to the government. A government that fails to stem inflation while maintaining that everything in the nation is financially rosy has failed in its duty of care to the populace.
Ed Tuleja, Meander.
BILL Shorten said: "he would increase wages, if elected, in the forthcoming election". Small businesses, would suffer, as they would not be able to afford this. As would the employees, who would lose their jobs. Also as he (Shorten), was a union leader, in a former life, he encouraged his members to strike All union leaders still receive a payment, while their members are out the gate. Think, before you vote.
Sandra Neville, Newnham.