Heavy Vehicles in CBD
AFTER another truck accident in Bathurst Street, Launceston, last week it would be interesting to have a look at the statistics of heavy vehicle accident rates in the past three years in the CBD area. It's time we took special notice of the heavy vehicles entering our city. Time has come to look at the eastern bypass for Launceston as there are too many trucks using the northern outlet.
Alf Waters, Hillwood.
Government's energy policy
IT is not a surprise that the Morrison government has chosen to pick a winner with its energy policy, which should underpin the response to the recession we are entering.
As with the Liberal Party's NBN, it's a policy that rewards old industries and party donors but fails to prepare for the future.
Emissions-free, green hydrogen generation will inevitably, and sooner rather than later, defeat hydrogen made from fossil fuels.
Yet few companies are operating in the sector in Australia, thus denying investors the opportunity to buy into this promising technology.
It is no doubt Energy Minister Angus Taylor's intention to keep it that way.
Peter Lloyd, Reedy Marsh.
Imported potato fiasco
IF Agriculture Minister Guy Barnett is willing to guarantee Tasmanian potato growers that the imported potatoes won't bring in any disease, will he sign a statutory declaration that states the state government will compensate all Tasmanian potato farmers for their loss, if these potatoes bring in disease? Let's see just how confident he is.
Also if the major supermarket chains IGA, Woolworth and Coles are not going to sell these imported potatoes, where are they going to be processed? If so, shouldn't the processors be supporting our local growers?
When it's all boiled down it's like sending coal to Newcastle, but what else can you expect from this government.
Allan Slater, Ravenswood.
Health services unsatisfactory
THE fact that doctors fees are so high now, many people (including myself) just refuse to go. Considering I have many medical concerns, this is never going to lead to a good outcome. Medicare needs to go back to the way it used to be. The Liberal government has destroyed Medicare to the detriment of those less vulnerable.
We are only seeing the necessity of it now, due to the increased number of people in financial hardships.
Narelle Muscat, Hobart.
Sexual abuse survivor victory
A VICTORIAN sexual abuse survivor has become the first Australian to successfully overturn a terrible settlement with the Catholic church (The Examiner, October 2) and hopefully not the last. The survivor wants to use his long fought victory to encourage others to step forward and hold the church to account. Hopefully this man's fight for justice gives other victims the strength to follow suit. Well done mate.