WELL what a surprise Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a Royal Commission into the NDIS.
Why, because they didn't want it in the first place, or because he thinks people on it are not disabled enough to get it.
And it will only take about four years, and no mention of the cost - millions that could be better spent on the people struggling to exist on benefits or those who haven't been able to access it at all.
Like every word that comes out of his mouth - rubbish.
What a mess we are heading for if they get re-elected.
Pie in the sky, what a mess.
Doreen Baker, West Launceston.
The Unloseable Election
IN the 1993 Federal Election it looked almost certain John Hewson would lead the Liberals to victory.
It, however, came unstuck following his famous birthday cake interview with the late Mike Willesee.
Paul Keating lead Labor to victory with an increased majority.
Can history repeat itself this time in reverse?
Voter's memories are short and many will be impressed by the largesse in the federal Budget.
Scott Morrison, at times, appears to be quite prime ministerial and opinion polls suggest Bill Shorten "lacks that certain something".
Is it better the devil you know, than the devil you don't?
I think Labor will get over the line, but must not put a foot wrong between now and polling day.
What will be very interesting will be the result in the very volatile seat of Bass.
The Liberals have an excellent candidate.
We could see a Labor Government in Canberra with a Liberal Member for Bass.
No political affiliation.
Malcolm Scott, Newstead.
I RESENT deeply the publication and subsequent reinforcing of the lie that George Soros was a Nazi collaborator (The Examiner, April 7).
This is a disgraceful smearing of a wealthy philanthropist, who also happens to be Jewish.
He has funded a wide range of social justice projects globally and within America this is typical of what might be found on rumour-fuelled social media.
This represents more than mere opinion.
Donald Trump and the disgraced comedian Roseanne Barr, no less, have blithely and hatefully repeated this lie.
It serves their purpose to denigrate all successful persons with agendas left of centre.
As for Ms Redburn's allegation the Port Arthur conspiracy has been continually flogged by the Left; this is sheer hyperbole.
This is the first time I, and I suspect many others, have ever heard of it.
While we are at it, we do not need imminent elections to question the credibility of Pauline Hanson.
That is something she does each and every day all by herself.
Tony Newport, Hillwood.
I WOULD like to thank and congratulate the upper house members who voted in favour of legislation to give trans and gender diverse Tasmanians equality and protection before the law.
Thank them, because this legislation will make a real difference to our lives.
And congratulate them, because many members kept an open mind, were willing to hear the personal stories of those affected and did not allow themselves to be swayed by the misinformation and outright lies being spread by opponents of reform.
This legislation must be among the most scrutinised in the state's history, having been the subject of days of debate by the upper house and, in a previous form, also the lower house.
Tasmanians have nothing to fear from these reforms.
Once passed, it is unlikely anyone other than trans and gender diverse Tasmanians will even notice.
I urge members of the lower house to be true to the will of the parliament and pass this legislation.
Charlie Burton, Sandy Bay.
IF I was Will Hodgman I would call an election immediately and the two major formats of my campaign would be the rights of biological women and parents.
As it is, the duly elected Liberal government and the majority of the Tasmanian public are being played for mugs by Labor, the Greens and Sue Hickey.
Thanks to this trio , Tasmania is now headed for the following.
1. Any male who chooses to, can legally be recognised as a woman without the need to have sexual reassignment surgery.
Which means that they will have legal rights to enter women's change rooms, toilet areas and sporting competitions.
2. Once a child reaches 16, they will be able to change their gender and name without parent's consent.
Thankfully, parents will still have the right to provide their 16-year-olds with a loving home, food, clothing, choose which school they go to and pay all their educational costs, so, in that respect, I suppose parents should be grateful for small mercies.
3. The overwhelming majority of parents will have to apply to have their children's gender registered on the birth certificate just to accommodate a small minority who don't want their gender registered.
The Libs would win in a landslide if they campaigned on these gender issues alone.