Brisbane Street Mall
THE dangers of the sculptures in the Brisbane Street Mall have been mentioned in previous letters to the editor.
May I suggest that to make them less likely to trip up a person they should placed on a plinth similar to those in Civic Square.
Deirdre Boyle, Riverside.
THE volunteers at the Deloraine Ambulance Station are rightly concerned about proposed changes to their station by the Hodgman Government.
They held a public meeting on September 17 and invited Will Hodgman and Sarah Courtney, but neither attended.
Instead, the government sent a backbencher who was unable to answer questions asked by the community.
The volunteers at the Deloraine Ambulance Station are already regularly sent to jobs in Devonport and Launceston to plug holes in a broken health system.
When the ambulance vehicle is out of the area, Deloraine has no local ambulance coverage. In fact, on the night of the public meeting, the Deloraine ambulance was responding to cases in Latrobe, Sheffield and East Devonport.
The community of Deloraine and the volunteers want Minister Sarah Courtney to talk with them before making a final decision. I hope that she can make the next meeting and answer the questions the community has.
Rebecca White, Labor Lyons MHA.
Delusional or Opposite View?
Sadly, Mr Mansell feels that several other commentators, like myself, are delusional (The Examiner, September 28).
All we are doing is exercising our freedom of thought and speech, something he clearly supports. Our opinion may be different from Mr Mansell's but, in an egalitarian democracy like Australia, this should not be an issue.
I do not agree with many of the comments made by Mr Mansell, but, that is just my opinion. He, like me, has a right to his opinion and I fully support that.
Unfortunately, he feels that only his opinion should be seen as correct. Sounds a little delusional to me. Some of us know politically correct group think when we see it and will speak out because we still can.
Peter Williams, Norwood.
IT always amazes me that when we have a drought in this country, it is the only time the politicians and public call for building dams to alleviate the supply of water for the farmers and mainly the outback towns and nothing is done.
Why not build dams in the country and the city as well and catch the runoff from the rains? It could mainly be used for our gardens and parks. And when building new houses, put a couple of tanks into the specifications and even retrofit some of the older houses for the same purpose.
How much water is going down the drain every year?