I AM hoping City of Launceston council will relocate the pair of banished tiger statues, under eviction from the mall, despite the COVID moratorium prohibiting such a course of action, to a new palatial home in City Park.
Imagine them on either side of the pathway leading up to City Park Radio's cottage front door, greeting visitors to the station and those arriving for a tour of the wireless museum.
Or remaining motionless while all about them is chaos if rehoused in the monkey enclosure.
They would serve as suitable sentinels at the captured Victoria Cross Russian gun, or totally at home lurking with evil intent among the foliage on one of the islands in the duck ponds.
The pair of rejects would not look out of place anywhere in City Park and fittingly complement any flora or fixture within the parkland, while adding a further slice of Tasmania to a unique location which continues to be a major visitor magnet in this city.
It could be contended they are the ghosts of thylacines past which originally roamed the area, before it was converted for human pleasure resulting in an earlier eviction.
Noel Christensen, Punchbowl.
THE two government controlled inquiries into the shocking rape allegations in federal parliament is indicative of their need to control the narrative and any fallout in what could be an election year. This should be about true justice not the need to cover the political fortunes of a select few.
Peter Taylor, Midway Point.
Perth Obstacle Course
READING the story of the Perth obstacle course (sorry, tree planters) I sometimes wonder what the hell gets into councils' collective minds.
When I see the disaster waiting to happen there my sympathies go out to the residents of the affected area.
What the Northern Midlands Council has approved strikes me as a mindless thing to do.
Richard Hill, Newstead.
TELSTRA customers are being forced to switch to billing by email (email received from Telstra, February 18).
Telstra has a number of customers who want to receive their bills by post.
Currently Telstra is adopting strong-arm, no option, tactics.
It is telling these customers that their bills will be sent by email, not posted in the hardcopy format they prefer.
Likewise, lots of Telstra's customers prefer to pay their bills over the counter.
Now that these customers have to pay the bill payment surcharge, how helpful is it to Telstra?
The surcharge sends a regular message associating the company with petty greed and desperation.
Why would any company want that?
I want Telstra to reconsider.
Australia has enough grimy corporate tyrants.
We need better corporate vision from a company which provides a widely used essential service.