TASMANIAN Greens senator Nick McKim would do much better devoting his time to weed out the illegal tour operators that we as fully accredited CVS operators have to compete with.
National Parks claim this is under control but most legitimate operators know that is not the case because it is in the too hard basket. Hire a small bus, get a student to drive and tell everyone we are all family and friends. Get a $60 car pass for eight persons - now we are legal.
We, as tour operators cannot avail ourselves of this pass and must pay for every individual on the bus to remain legal - not fair to us or the passengers on our bus as they have to pay so much more for their tour.
Generally, tour operators are honest, but we are human and possibly make the odd mistake - track rating, for instance, can be quite complex in some areas.
Good operators value our delicate environment and do not want to destroy the very place that gives them their livelihood.
Funny how the Greens protest about developments that create jobs in areas that may be remote, but not National parks or want to create a National park to lock up an area and say "we don't need these industrial developments Tasmania's wilderness and National Parks can create jobs in eco-tourism etc" but then attack the very people that are actually doing that.
Paul Grigg, Launceston.
A FEW years ago a shed full of very old horse and carts and buggies some of which were one of a kind were revealed in a shed outside of Launceston.
The owner wanted help with getting them into something bigger so the public and tourists could go a see these magnificent machines. It was said that some of them would be incorporated into the new layout of the car museum when it was shifted to its new building when it was built.
I was informed on a few occasions by a councillor on the City of Launceston Council that this was, in fact, going to happen.
But low and behold the new museum has opened and no carts I sure hope they have not been moved to the big island never to be seen in Tasmania again.
For Tasmania's sake I hope this is not another lost opportunity, these machines from what was shown would have attracted visitors and tourist's galore.
David Parker, West Launceston.
WITH Centrelink's robodebt protocols being to abuse the public trust, hurt the innocent and defy the law, a lot of clients had not only incurred massive amounts of debt due to Centrelink by their own admission making the error basic services and even rights had been denied.
Centrelink could do themselves a lot of goodwill not by cancelling said debts but at least allowing said victimised clients the same rights as everyone else not caught up in this scandal.
Allow them the right to access aid, if robodebt running rampant aside, they are eligible. That is if Centrelink are indeed there to help people.
If Centrelink's purpose is to hurt people then never mind.
If however, their purpose is to help people then this would be a way for them to show it.
Davis Seecamp, Trevallyn.