A vote of no confidence
WELL done TasRacing on another memorable night of thoroughbred racing in Launceston last Wednesday night - not.
This industry has lurched from one disaster to another, to another.
Can the minister tell us when heads will roll and somebody will be employed to run it that actually knows what they are doing and understands racing?
Don't continue to grumble amongst yourselves about how far the industry has gone backward fellow participants.
Time for a vote of "no confidence".
Jane Russell, Glenorchy.
Feeling less protected
HAS there been a big and avoidable fail by Tasmanian law-makers when it comes to sexual acts with animals?
Maybe they meant to leave the common law definition which involves a penetrative act.
Seems so as the Canadians experienced not getting it right and the similar weakness was noted and apparently ignored in Tasmania's legislative process three years ago.
I'm feeling even less protected than the animals lately.
Misleading the house is glossed over (by having the numbers).
Not accounting to the electorate how much, who and why our money was given to private companies for COVID-19 relief.
Queensland's former Premier Joe Bjelke-Petersen would dismiss the chickens (as he called the press) with a "don't you worry about that".
Is Premier Gutwein sounding similar?
Mitchell Dabelstein, Launceston.
Bible commandments not law
I must address Mary Sexton's letter (The Examiner, November 20) where she states the Bible commandment "thou shalt not kill" does not have a caveat on it and must not be mistaken as a voluntary code conduct.
Can I please advise Ms Sexton that a Bible commandment is not law in this country nor is it a dictation.
If Ms Sexton feels that she does not agree with VAD, that's fine. There are many Tasmanians who do agree with it and the Tasmanian Legislative Council has listened and acted.
The legislation introduced will hopefully pass the lower house and then become law, unlike a Bible commandment.
Scott Hayes, Legana.
A long and proud history
WELL done Qantas on celebrating your 100 years of operation, as announced this week.
We may all be aware that one of the main co-founders, Sir Hudson Fysh was born and raised in Launceston.
Back in the 1970s my brother as a staff member was able to interview him for the Qantas Staff Magazine.
Sir Hudson proudly pointed out to him that he was born, raised and regularly rode motorcycles in Launceston.
Members of the Tasmanian Motorcycle Club are also aware that he was a strong and very active member of the club as were others members of the Fysh family.
Great-nephew Sir Phillip Fysh was heavily involved with politics and was one of the five Australians to partition the British parliament to have Australia made a Commonwealth. Fyshwick in Canberra was named after him.
He was Patron of the TMCC for a number of years when his son Phillip junior was president, with brother Gordon a regular competitor.
Launceston's long history does not end with Sir Hudson Fysh.
William Hollyman ran Australian National Airways out of Hollyman House until he merged with Sir Reginald Ansett to form Ansett-ANA.
Ken Young, Summerhill.
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