'I'm fed up hearing about it'
AS someone who spent their very early years in war-torn England looked after by my stepmother and my paternal grandmother, I am disgusted with the fuss that is being made over footballers wives being left on their own for a few weeks. My mother was on her own not for six weeks, not for six months but six years, as my father was posted overseas as soon as war broke out.
We lived 26 miles south of London and as the war progressed were intermittently bombed when the Germans missed London.
I am sure there were many other families in similar or worse situations. I am fed up hearing about football and how the players and their families are suffering. Spare a thought for those who are jobless, homeless and whose businesses are going broke.
Jill Clark, Riverside.
Tamar River's ongoing problems
THE Tamar Estuary educational program produced by the TEER Group (The Examiner, June 24) will be a very welcome addition to the body of knowledge on the social history, ecology and environmental challenges of the estuary. I am particularly looking forward to the expectations of the TEER Group from the implementation of their River Health Action plan funded under the Launceston City Deal.
While there is a lot to celebrate about the natural environment, I also look forward to the Group's proposed solution to the natural environment's immediate threat to the built environment through the continued increase in sediment buildup in the upper reaches, its deleterious effect on navigation and flood levels in the low lying areas of Invermay and the deteriorating aesthetic presentation. Looking further ahead, I also look forward to the Group's views on the protection on the low lying areas of Launceston against a projected sea-level rise of 0.8m. later on this century. The flood levee system will not solve this problem.
Robin Frith, Launceston.
Political correctness is mad
CORRECT me if I am wrong, The Simpsons is a fictional, animated TV show?
The characters are not real people?
Now in another example of political correctness gone mad, the producers have decreed that Caucasians will no longer voice-over any of the non-Caucasian fictional characters. What about the people who draw/program these fictional characters? Will Caucasians be banned from drawing/programming non-Caucasian characters in future? And what next? Will ducks need to be trained and employed to voice-over Donald and Daisy? Quackers.
Ross Warren, Devonport.
Border restrictions in Tasmania
TASMANIA is COVID-19 free.
Why would we open our borders here and take the risk of many people being infected again and even dying?
Tasmanians are enjoying freedoms again, but are not complacent. Hopefully, we are all supporting local businesses and the government should be doing that too.
I know how important tourism is in Tasmania supporting the economy.
But is it worth sacrificing all the gains we have made in this state in keeping the virus at bay, opening the border and being right back where we started, having to close businesses and schools again?
I would like to see the border remain closed until Christmas, maybe we will be closer to having a vaccine by then, and could have saved a lot of lives.
Beverley Carey, Devonport.
$300m housing development
I THINK it's an excellent idea for Perth and its growth and development will increase along with its population.
Hopefully it goes ahead
Karissa Robinson, Bicheno.
No service fuel stations
THE name service station seems to be an oxymoron these days as most of them don't give any driveway service.
Sitting in the small office and collecting your money keeps them all happy, which doesn't always equate to a smile for the customer. Maybe the name should be changed to fuel stop, this is a more honest appraisal. COVID-19 will be the justification for some operators I expect, even though the decline in service has been slowly happening for years. Just a part of the pay more, get less syndrome.
Ron Baines, Kings Meadows.
Welcome to the real world
HALLELUJAH, finally the national broadcaster has arrived in the real world.
No more bonuses for executives and staff, no more long lunches for the board in Sydney's finest and most expensive restaurants, no more crap programmes featuring Chris Lilley or Ray Martin. Perhaps now we will get reporting that just presents the facts without biased comment. Perhaps it is time to bring SBS and the ABC back under one umbrella and cut the repetition that must cost millions. Do we need all the overseas news services that are on SBS?
Welcome to the new world.
Brian Walker, South Launceston.
ANTHONY Galvin wrote (The Examiner, June 29) thinks that a lot of councils in Tasmania would like it (a maximum security prison) built in their area.
That is exactly the point Mr Galvin.
There are no councils vying for the honour of hosting the prison.
So, if it's such a good thing, why would that be so.
Please research by phoning any council north of Campbell Town to see if you can find a single council that is competing with the Meander Valley Council.
You will be wasting your time, but it might make you wonder why Westbury has been singled out.