TERRIBLE ROAD CONDITIONS
REGARDING the condition of all roads, but especially the highways. The potholes are of a size that could severely disrupt the travel of the motorcycle's front wheel resulting in the rider being flung from the bike.
Not only would there be injury from the fall, but there is also the risk of trauma from being hit/run over by another vehicle or trauma from the wire dividers, which are far from motorcycle friendly. The rain has exacerbated the already poor conditions of these roads, which are far from the standard expected.
Motorcyclists pay a high registration due to risk, but when one of the risks is the current poor road conditions, well one would have to consider what is acceptable, and what is not.
I am not versed in law, but I am wondering when it becomes something similar to negligence by the provider, person, or company responsible for the infrastructure.
Karen Mitchell, Travellers Rest.
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WHITHER FEDERAL LABOR
A national quarantine strategy with purpose-built facilities in all of our most populous states. A push to manufacture and research our own vaccines.
The compulsory return of job keeper grants from companies who have profited throughout the pandemic.
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Opposition to tax cuts for the wealthy and repurposing the money to the overworked and deeply stressed hospital and health sector. Financial incentives to purchase electric cars.
Policies which a depressed and locked down electorate would embrace with open arms - all gone begging for the sake of remaining a small target.
For the fear of appearing too oppositional and negative. For the fear, let's face it of actually being an opposition.
It would appear that in seeking to usurp Neo-Liberalism and small government Labor has adopted the same characteristics of its nemesis.
Tony Newport, Hillwood.
KANAMALUKA CULTURAL CENTRE
IT will be a tremendous civic and cultural asset for the modest-sized City of Launceston. Having a Northern based location for our much-loved, national asset which is the TSO is a brilliant outcome.
The other inclusions will create a huge drawcard for Launceston. Sincerely hope this marvellous plan comes to pass. Hands in pockets, shoulders to the wheel everyone.
Maureen Cranfield, Prospect.
FARMERS LEADING THE WAY
IT is fantastic that the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association is pushing to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 ("Farmers fight source of climate change" The Examiner, September 2).
This is the decisive decade for climate action. The projected future of life on earth will be determined by the choices made by those alive right now.
We can all make a difference: thank you to the farmers for leading the way.
Amy Hiller, Kew.
GREENS LEADER'S ATTACK ON PM
I HAVE watched the speech in Tasmanian parliament by Felix Ellis and feel he has a good point. The fact that the Greens' Cassy O'Connor walked out, after the speaker would not accept that it was not a personal attack on her, was telling of her shortcomings as a public representative.
She needs to be more sensitive to the views of others and be respectful of others.
I am pleased she isn't in NSW.
Geoff Watson, Crows Nest.
IN response to Susan Goebel letter (The Examiner, September 4), my wife and I are waiting to relocate/retire back to Tasmania. We have been excitedly looking forward to this for the last two years.
We retired and sold our home in the Hunter Valley NSW just before this latest outbreak and halfway through the moving process, Tasmania declared NSW as high-risk level 1. We are now locked down in our small caravan with our dog in the border bubble town of Corowa which incidentally at the time of writing this letter has not had a COVID-19 case.
We have had two negative COVID tests, been fully vaccinated, have our own home in Launceston and have family who are willing to support us should we be able to home quarantine. However, rather than being individually risk assessed, we have been told we must go into hotel quarantine and our requests for a G2G pass have been turned down due to lack of spaces in hotel quarantine, which becomes difficult to understand when you see sports people being able to fly in and out of Tasmania.
My wife and I love Tasmania and are 100 per cent for doing what's right for the state and we wish more could be done for stranded returning residents.
Stephen Venner, Prospect Vale.
INCREASE the House of Assembly to 35, abolish the Legislative Council and reduce the number of councils to three.
Way too much bureaucracy.
Andrew Gardner, Longford.
VACCINE ROLLOUT MANAGEMENT
IN Thailand, crowds are rioting, demanding the resignation of their Prime Minister.
Why? Because they accuse him of mismanaging the supply and rollout of anti-COVID vaccines. In Australia, our Prime Minister has mismanaged the supply and rollout of anti-COVID vaccines. The consequence?
Our PM loses a few points in the polls.
Perhaps we Australians are just too forgiving.
John Biggs, Mt Nelson.
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