WHAT has gone wrong with Tasmania's green, clean image?
My wife and I, from South Australia, are on a driving holiday around your state and have been appalled by the roadside litter we have seen. SA has had, since the mid-'60s, an active and ongoing anti-litter campaign run by an organisation called KESAB (Keep South Australia Beautiful).
This, plus SA's long-established deposit scheme (now 10 cents) on all cans, bottles and other soft drink containers has seen a marked decrease in roadside litter.
It is rare to see a discarded bottle or can. Queensland has recently introduced a container deposit scheme and Tasmania is belatedly going down the same path in 2022. Locals might be blind to roadside litter - visitors are not.
Norman and Rosalind Prentice, Adelaide.
I BELIEVE there is a term for law enforcement spying on everyone's activities, hacking into everyone's computer, the expectation to use facial recognition software.
It's called unconstitutional.
Certainly, I agree with the need for better security and for there to be some vanguard against malicious material.
The danger lies when we get some snowflake in a position of power who does not like what they see and then gives everyone else a hard time over it. Policing everyone and everything online is one thing.
Encroaching on civil liberties is quite another.
Adam Plancke, Trevallyn.
WITH regards to the Tasmanian government proposing to give land to interstate or overseas developers that they have never met and with no connection to the area.
What land has it given Tasmanian Aborigines?
In 2012, the government ignored a request from the land council for a mere 10ha of land on the East-Coast.
Tasmanian Aborigines are connected to this country, having an ability to survive thousands of years with remnants of its existence scattered throughout areas such as Cradle Mountain.
The Minister ought to return the land to its original owners rather than hand it to strangers.
Graeme Gardner, Launceston.
LIFE'S cruel. Plenty of water in Australia but most of it's in the wrong place. Similarly with green energy (worldwide) with the added burden of much of it also being available at the wrong time of day.
If only their transmissions and storage were likely to be affordable in the foreseeable future can we honestly describe this as transitional? Much more like a dream or belief. There's still lots of practical measures with good outcomes, energy efficiency is one, where our attention should be focused.
Gordon Thurlow, Launceston.