Bad Look for Party
CASSY O'Connor and her party have got it wrong again.
Her outburst in Parliament about the alleged animal cruelty at VDL Woolnorth was a big case of the mouth in gear with the brain in neutral.
The allegations were made by disgruntled employees who had been retrenched and investigated by the relevant authorities.
Yes, one employee was sacked for cruelty and rightly so, but all the others were unfounded, so I wonder where and when the apologies will come? Not likely.
Now we have them complaining about the culling permits being issued.
They want alternative methods to stop the game from coming onto farms that produce the milk and grain etc. for their lattes and smashed avocados for breakfast.
They have no idea of the cost of the alternative methods and the damage done by these animals.
Now Ms O'Connor is upset that the Labor Party has vowed never to partner with the Greens again. This just might help Labor immensely at the next election.
A lot of people are over all this negative attitude stuff from the Greens. The state does not need this sort of rubbish.
Let's try to get the state moving.
Cyril Patmore, Poatina.
Penny Royal Tower
MANY of the City of Launceston councillors at the council meeting the George Hotel development application was tabled said that they were concerned about the impacts of this development, both visually for the city, visually for the entrance to the Gorge (probably the city's best feature) and on the brave citizen who has taken on the establishment, who if this goes ahead would be deprived of natural light for most of the day.
After talking about their concerns, they then proceeded to ignore their consciences (except one councillor) and voted for the development.
What is wrong with the system that makes people behave like that?
Ridicule from the development at all costs crew?
The fact that they could see the negative effects this development would have shows they do have empathy - but for some inexplicable reason seem unable to act on it.
Allan Miller, Launceston.
A YOUNG checkout operator mentioned to me she had an old lady return a beef roast to the meat department.
She didn't have enough money.
I felt ashamed and deeply saddened that this unknown pensioner had to miss out on what was probably a lifelong tradition in her family.
Hang your heads in shame all meat chief executives and workers you have let it come to this. And all politicians, I bet you can afford Sunday roasts.
I will give the supermarket my mobile number and if it happens again someone can phone me, I live very closeby, I will walk over and pay so that old lady can have her roast, and I am a pensioner.
Jack Geitz, Launceston.
CBD Disaster Zone
HAVING visited the heart of the city recently its fair to say it is a bit of a disaster zone these days with 10 shops alone in the Quadrant Mall empty.
Then we have the Brisbane Street Mall, where yet another shop is empty.
No-one seems interested in resurrecting Birchalls, the shop which was Katie's is now an op shop and the homeless sometimes occupy the doorway of Birchalls.
It seems the heart of the city is suffering a catastrophic heart attack.
Maybe the city manager should have a stroll around and see just how dismal it is and dream up a scheme to revamp Launceston. Even those who have lived here since they were born wish they were somewhere else at the moment.
With the millions spent it should be a joy to go to the city, not a chore.
Glennis Sleurink, Launceston.
AFL Team Fantasy
WHOEVER accused us Tasmanians of having two heads is again being proven right. One head is saying we should have an AFL team, while the second is saying we don't need one.
Like spoiled brats, one lot says other states have a team so we should have one too, while number two lot, with a broader vision, can see so many other needs of Tasmania which include a much better equipped and staffed hospital system.
The Northern Midlands Council mistakenly decided that Campbell Town should have a new multi-purpose sports centre when it wasn't needed.
As these one-eyed AFL team supporters travel through Campbell Town, I hope they take note of the mess and expense we older ratepayers are left to deal with and it's nowhere yet finished.
Tasmania does not want dreamers making decisions for us.
Bill Chugg, Campbell Town.
IN reply to an article in (The Examiner, August 24) and Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge, if you would like to die in pain and feeling traumatised through a protracted illness, by all means be my guest and go with my blessing.
But don't you dare make decisions either on my life or on my death, simply because "you do not have the right".
International campaigner euthanasia Philip Nitschke is correct in saying euthanasia should be an individuals' right.
As an individual I therefore demand that right.