HOME QUARANTINE TOO RISKY
THE recent incident of the boy from Melbourne who broke the quarantine rules and visited IGA in Newnham without wearing a mask points to the fact that Tasmania as a whole is not ready to enforce the home-quarantine rules.
This is particularly concerning because the federal government is determined to introduce seven-day home quarantines for international travellers.
Also, the boy, who is being treated in Hobart, must bear the consequences of breaking the rules.
Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit, Newnham.
COVID BREACH A WARNING
I CANNOT understand the government trying home quarantine as an option unless you are double vaccinated.
The other thing I am sure the public are saying, is how can you be allowed to fly over from a COVID-ridden state, and to be able to fly there to start with?
Can't everybody just get vaccinated, as then we may have a chance of getting our lives back.
Jenny Palise, Westbury.
NET 2050 IS JUST A DISTRACTION
IT IS not surprising that Scott Morrison and Barnaby Joyce have made it all about net zero 2050 ("Net zero by 2050 target on course", The Examiner, October 4).
Whether they will or won't commit, or can or can't cost it, are just distractions.
The critical decade is this one, the critical year is 2030, and a meaningful emissions-reduction target is at least 50 per cent, not the current 26-28 per cent.
Morrison and Joyce, and more recently Josh Frydenberg, would rather focus on 2050 because it's further away, seems less urgent and enables fossil fuels to be extracted and flogged off for longer.
Young Australians don't need nuclear submarines in 2040, they need strong climate action by 2030.
Ray Peck, Hawthorn.
CLIMATE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
LET'S hope it's a sunny day for the Sustainable Living Festival this weekend.
What a fantastic initiative. Again, Tasmanians are leading the way in taking action to address environmental challenges such as climate change (The Examiner, October 2).
A family-orientated festival that celebrates the natural world and helps us to learn simple steps to live in harmony with nature makes so much sense.
Each of us can make small changes to live more sustainably and play a part in protecting Earth's treasures for future generations.
Amy Hiller, Kew.
THE only reason Labor, the Greens and Independents are so upset about the political donations issue is that they are jealous of the amounts donated to the Liberal party.
Why would anyone donate to the Greens, a party of two, or Labor, who have done nothing lately other than factional infighting and deposing their leader for the old leader?
As for the Independents, they have to rely on association with other parties to be effective so why donate to them.
If Labor, the Greens, Independents and obscure political parties want more donations, they need to attract more donors, and until they can show they are an effective alternative to the Liberal party, their political war chests will remain empty.