CONGRATULATIONS to all involved in the prosecution of Archbishop Wilson for covering up sexual offences against children on his watch (Herald 23/5). In my view the officer in charge, Detective Inspector Little, has gone above and beyond in his dogged pursuit of this individual.
AGL choosing not to sell back Liddell power station (“Power play”, Herald 22/5) are within their rights, even though they were almost given it for free. Let this be a lesson learned that any public utility, if sold, should change hands with conditions attached. However, two can play the same game if the government refuses to subsidise AGL with their renewable energy projects. I say it’s playing on.
IF SOMEONE like the state government sells something, for example a power station, what gives the government any right to tell them what to do with that business? The government told us selling the power station would mean the prices would come down with privatisation. They sold off public assets so they could fund their re-election through pork barrelling.
WHILE everyone sympathises with hard working nurses, patient ratio is unfortunately not the answer (“Patients are missing out, union warns”, Herald 22/5). We have an ageing workforce, we also have a new generation of nurses who have families and an active lifestyle, time off as per their award entitlements. All of these are valid reasons. There are not enough available nurses now to meet not only the public system but also Aged Care. If nursing factions where introduced without Government funding private operators would have to raise fees to patients or reduce beds and either would nut increase staffing issues .
CONGRATULATIONS to Pauline Hanson, she has finally got her memory back and has pulled the plug on the Federal Governments company tax cuts. She has finally remembered all the nasty things the Liberal Party did to her in the past. Remember this, Pauline: revenge should be swift and unmerciful.
JOHN Beach (Letters 21/5) should know that all council works associated with the Supercars event were, to quote from Newcastle City Council spin, “works brought forward”. But brought forward from when? In the case of the Foreshore Park Norfolk Island pine trees, brought forward from 50+ years time when they become senescent or die? The Norfolk Island pines in King Edward Park are much older than those in Foreshore Park and have survived under harsher conditions, including past effects of air-borne surfactants from Murdering Gully sewer farm.
THE banking royal commission in recent days has shone a light on what I believe to be a dangerous and outdated practice of the personal guarantee for another person financial debt especially by family members.
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