I AM outraged by the simplistic messages, repeated at an alarming rate by the LNP.
I quote "it is only the LNP who can manage money, Bill Shorten can't".
Now I don't fully understand economics but, if I am correct, the ALP was the last government to be in the "black" before the GFC.
Since then, until today, the deficit has risen to 18 per cent of the GDP.
So if the government is not getting enough revenue the only option is to cut services and continue to increase the deficit.
Would cutting taxes to high-income earners not reduce their revenue?
How could the above claim being made by the LNP be accurate?
Could someone out there who understands all this better than I do, please explain how it all works?
Ella Miller, Exeter.
WELL the old sleeping bear "Jobsen Growthe" has finally come out of its cave.
I bet he will be thinking "me thinks there is an election brewing".
The Coalition is certainly starting to sprout it about.
They say a lot about these millions of jobs that will be created.
But not much is said about robots, technology and so called reconstructing of large companies retrenching thousands of staff and workers.
I hope that you pensioners, unemployed and Newstart people out there remember how the Coalition would rather have around a $5 billion excess than helping you to have a better quality of life.
R. Greeno, Riverside.
OUR prime minister is fond of accusing Bill Shorten of lying.
Recently the prime minister spruiked a conspiracy theory about the cost of electric vehicles and renewable energy knowingly against the best advice of qualified scientists (for example office of the chief scientist).
The near-universal adoption of rooftop solar and battery storage could save the average household $2000 per annum, enough to all but eliminate the family electricity bill.
The reduced demand on the network would enable the retirement of brown coal.
Hydrogen generated from renewable energy can replace natural gas for industrial and domestic use and eventually run hydrogen-powered cars.
Hydrogen can also reduce the amount of coal used in cement and steel production, thus avoiding the need for carbon credits.
I have devised a scheme to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the Bell Bay aluminium shelter, equivalent to removing nearly 100,000 cars from the road.
The public realises the urgency of acting on climate change.
The best advice of qualified scientists and economists indicates that it is possible.
Australians, make your vote count.
Keith Sykes, South Launceston.
WITH the recent, ubiquitous attempt by the Tasmanian Liberal Government to legislate mandatory sentencing, would a reasonable person deem the latest law and order reform to be an attempt to breach the separation of powers?
Kenneth Gregson, Swansea.
I MADE the announcement with Barry Jarvis, which committed Labor to build the Derby bike trails before the 2013 election, which was honoured by the incoming Liberal government.
This was a well-researched project and has helped breathe life into a dying town.
I hope the projects announced by the Nationals can be built by the incoming government.
The Liberals have promised before the most recent two elections to get the economy into surplus and for the last six years have not.
The Liberals broken promises to reduce the debt has seen Australia's debt doubled.
So, I wonder if the required disciplined research has been undertaken before these announcements were made or were they destined to be more broken promises by the government?
Geoff Lyons, former Bass Labor MHR.
WHO is sick of hearing about preference deals?
We all have a choice in who we vote for and it does not have to be the way party organisations or dodgy vote whisperers dictate it should be.
In my view, the changes to the Senate voting system that allowed above the line voting was a serious weakening of our democratic process.
There are some advantages for the AEC in this approach, it becomes a simpler process when votes are grouped into preordained groups when a candidate is excluded.
These votes are then given to the next member in line with the preference arrangement. This may be a candidate that you would not vote for.
I am not a fan of party politics and believe all prospective members stand for election on their own merit.
The only way to ensure the integrity of our democratic process is to vote below the line.
Take the time to find out about your local candidates and vote for them in order of your preference, do not let parties or individuals determine where your vote eventually goes as it is exhausted through the counting process.
Drew Baker, Mount Stuart.
WHY is Aljazeera trying to influence Australian politics, and now that they have proved that our media are willing to cooperate, who is next?