PAY IT BACK
IN response to the article "Call for BBF to return JobKeeper funds" (The Examiner, April 9), tree squatters and people who chain themselves to heavy machines do not fall under the category of workers in need of federal government job support.
Who in the government was handing out these payments and doing checks to see if it was for workers in need of COVID support for their workers and their families? Being chained to a tree is not work.
I thought BBF was a non-profit foundation that pays no tax, but it seems they take taxpayers money without blinking an eye.
The government should get these funds back with interest.
David Parker, West Launceston.
LACK OF AN ALTERNATIVE
STATISTICS reveal an adverse reaction associated with one vaccine against coronavirus infection which is based on a general worldwide population.
This ignores the potentially significant proportion of active retirees and persons in Tasmania who are already medically dependent on clot averting blood thinners to avert such already present danger.
Those who we trust to ensure the prescription for our wellbeing are being medically handicapped as it appears only this one suspect type of vaccine is allowed publicly available by the government in the Northern Tasmania hospitals and local medical clinics, no matter your established medical condition and your doctor's opinion.
The Premier should be mindful of this in seeking their vote in his Northern electorates.
Tom Astbury, White Hills.
WARATAH WATER REBUTTAL
IN response to the letter "TasWater Reservoir Decision" (The Examiner, April 9), we would like to correct the statement that the Waratah Dam supplies the town's drinking water. The Waratah Dam has never been used by TasWater to supply the town with drinking water.
Decommissioning the dam will have no impact on how we deliver services to our customers in the Waratah community, the water quality in the river, storages in the town or the Waratah waterfall.
TasWater has a responsibility to maintain and upgrade our network of assets that deliver essential water and sewerage services safely to all our customers.
We understand the dam is important to some members of the community, but it requires significant money to make it safe, subsidised by all our customers, for an asset that is not used.
Ruth Dowty, TasWater corporate and community relations manager.
A CHANGING CULTURE
FOR all of the procrastination we are hearing about cultural changes that are needed, there is one glaring facet that is overlooked. Society has access to a plethora of video games depicting all imaginable forms of violence and debauchery.
These so-called games are readily available to anyone of any age. Why has there not been given any thought to banning these abominations to humanity?
Oh, I forgot, the access to these games are the rights of those wishing to access them.
May as well try and bail out a sinking boat with a serve.