THE BILOELA FAMILY
I DID not know my dad till I was four years old; he had been away fighting for a free decent world.
Once being disciplined for objection to how American coloured soldiers were always put in danger.
I did not know my uncle till I was five years old.
He worked on the Burma Railway, survived the Hell ships back to Japan and then worked in their underground coal mines.
I never knew my great uncle was buried at Anzac Cove, yet my knowledge of all these men leads me to truly believe what our government has put and is putting the Biloela family through would disgust them all, it does me and I would be surprised if not most Australians.
Geoff Cox, Prospect Vale.
NEW CAMPBELL TOWN PRACTICE
WE would like to say how happy we are that a DA is in for this specialist medical centre in Campbell Town.
I'm a primary carer for my husband who has a rare and terminal bone marrow cancer and as we travel into Launceston so often, sometimes twice a week, we feel this practice would help lessen the burden of travel for us.
Amazing doctors and so very professional.
Jess and Jan Sloma, Epping Forest.
WORDS OF WISDOM
"I'M going to the football as usual".
The reality, no you're not.
"We will learn to adapt and live with COVID-19, so hard border closures are not the way".
Think of the economy.
In reality, the most effective actions around the world to protect both the people and economies have been those which have included the most rigorous, the most rapid, lockdown and border closures.
"The Australian federal government hotel quarantine system has performed in an excellent way".
In reality, the Hotel quarantine system is directly linked to about one system-breakdown-based COVID-19 escape every three weeks.
"It is really important to end the lockdown as soon as possible so the children can get back to school".
In reality, there is concern that new strains have become more able to infect children, and the statement is really aimed at wedging a state Labor government.
M. Fyfe, Riverside.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
ELECTRIC buses in NSW have commenced "rolling off the assembly line", with an estimated nine-year timeline for the entire public bus fleet to be powered by electricity.
The supposed clean, green state of Tasmania has commenced rolling off the North-West Coast assembly line diesel-powered public buses - may be a "back to the future" political scenario?