Praise For Dr George Razay
A HUGE thank you to Dr George Razay for his lifetime dedication to gerontology research, especially in normal pressure hydrocephalus. What a wonderful international achievement on the front page of (The Examiner, December 11). I also wish to acknowledge the B4X group of baby boomers of some 10 years ago, who raised tens of thousands of dollars for this cause. This amazing publication has partly come about due to your generosity in both donations and voluntary work, and your commitment to medical research. Wow, now we see outcomes. What a shame this philanthropic, fun-loving group could not have continued. Congratulations George and your dedicated team - especially Anthea.
Maree Biber, Norwood.
Westbury Prison Site
FOR 10 weeks, Westbury has existed with a prison-shaped cloud over its head.
And for 10 weeks, what is quickly becoming hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars has been wasted on faux-consultation in the Westbury community, while Corrections Minister Elise Archer continues to spin her line that Westbury is only the "preferred" site. On December 9, Ms Archer said that a final decision is yet to be made, but will not say when the decision is likely to be made.
This is simply not good enough. There needs to be a line drawn in the sand, so this "consultation" process doesn't become an endless drain on the public purse.
I would urge Ms Archer to publicly set a definite date as to when a final decision will be announced. She has a great opportunity to do so this coming Monday at the public meeting she has called for Westbury.
And once a date is set, she will need to decide on one of three courses of action.
Either announce the prison will be built in Westbury, announce it will be built elsewhere, or announce that no prison will be built in the North. Regardless, end the limbo that Westbury residents are currently in.
Martin Hamilton, Westbury.
Israel Folau Debacle
I AM glad that Israel Folau will never play rugby union in Australia again. Folau's outdated fanatical religious views do not give him any right to peddle his rubbish.
Francis Sheahan, Riverside.
Drivers Licence Photo
I AGREED for my photo to be placed on my driver's licence as required by transport.
I knew the police would access the image for traffic-related matters in Tasmania.
I did not understand that the state would send my image to some data collection base in Canberra. I did not agree to such use of my image.
This is an invasion of individual privacy and disgraceful abuse of trust and authority by the Tasmanian government.
I will be writing to the Tasmanian government asking for my images in Canberra to be destroyed and that the state asks my permission before it uses it for any purpose other than Tasmanian traffic matters.
I hope others do the same.