FLUSH TAMAR LIKE A TOILET
A SOLUTION to the Tamar River siltation problem may be to put lock gates on the North-Esk River adjacent to St John Street. Close gates at high tide then open again at two thirds low tide creating a flushing action twice a day or as required. This system may be observed at any time in your toilet.
Peter Lefevre, Goshen.
BENEFITS TO CHRISTIANITY
IN regard to Victor Marshall's opinion (The Examiner, January 9) to what amounts to an anti-Christian letter, perhaps he should be reminded that modern society is largely in founded on Christian principles and that is the 10 commandments which helped and influenced our laws in society.
Perhaps we should do away with these too and see how that works?
Our hospitals, orphanages, care for the poor, the hungry and homeless which were founded by Christians on biblical foundations. Strangely, people who mock and ridicule Christianity are all too happy to enjoy all the benefits and freedoms that Christianity has given society.
Thomas Nielsen, Legana.
MARINUS & EMPLOYMENT
WE need long-term jobs in Tasmania, but once TasNetworks' Marinus Project has covered the North West with giant transmission lines and the Chinese wind farms are all built, over 90 per cent of the power and all of the profits, are going offshore.
That's where the jobs will be, not here.
We need renewables, but the state government is using Marinus-TasNetworks as a cash cow. TasNetworks is planning a new power grid that emphasises transmission lines, which TasNetworks will profit from building. The government will then take its cut as dividends. The only jobs long-term will be spraying Round-Up on the hundreds of kilometres of easements through our farms and forests.
For all the talk of investment and jobs, all independent modelling shows Marinus is a dud we end up paying for. We need our government to stop the Marinus rip-off, stop TasNetworks' tourism-killing transmission lines, begin listening to communities and start working for taxpayers, to create the jobs we want for ourselves and our kids.
Ben Marshall, Loongana.
RAILWAY WOULD HELP
HAVING a heritage railway will bring tourists to Tasmania and help revitalise Scottsdale which surely needs it.
In Europe, such railways are now big business and the same will happen here.
There are already bike paths which people rarely use.
The rail line is still in place and it would be ridiculous to pull it up when there is a dedicated group wanting to use it.
There is an opportunity for Tasmania to become famous for its heritage railways with the West Coast Abt system and the scenic North-East railway making a must-do trip for overseas visitors.
A world-class experience rather than a bike ride.