I ALWAYS thought the East End started at about Pacific Street, or it did when I was a kid. Now they are referring to the mall and former David Jones site as the East End (“But wait, there’s mall”, Herald 27/6). Can't you people just leave history alone?
TREASURER Scott Morrison claims Australians will "slide down under Labor". This is the treasurer who signed off on lesser penalty rates for some of Australia's lowest paid workers. This is the treasurer whose dealings with One Nation will have someone on $40,000 paying the same tax as someone on $200,000. This treasurer wants to give corporate Australia an $80 billion tax cut, which includes the banks now facing a royal commission into their collective malfeasance. Seriously? We have further to slide under a Labor government? Sorry Mr Morrison. We're not listening anymore.
MALCOLM Turnbull paints a rosy picture that his government is the worker’s best friend with his tax cuts. If one really wants to know what these people think of the working class, look no further than WorkChoices, the greatest attack on workers in this country's history, which was introduced by John Howard when he led the Liberals. Many of them say he was the best Prime Minister this country has ever had.
TO RUTH McFayden (Letters 26/6): your civilised response is most welcome, however it is not in my view reflective of the agenda of the ABC. You refer to me as Mr Barnett. My first name is Steve, yet you assume I am a male. I consider that a very un-ABC assumption. The fact remains that in my opinion the ABC fails its charter as a fair broadcaster for all Australians. The free ride some politicians seem to get is a load of tripe.
LIZ Guiti (Letters 22/6) points out that Newcastle has apparently moved up into the mid-north coast, according to the reports of the Sydney media. So that means we have all moved up the coast, meaning Sydney would have moved up to Newcastle. I always knew we lived in the best city in Australia.
WITH the demise of plastic bags in supermarkets, I remember when we were provided with large brown paper bags which were definitely biodegradable.
MUCH has been said about the promise that a Bill Shorten Labor government would repeal corporate tax cuts to business earning more than $10 million. Do they really term a company earning in excess of $10 million small business? If they do, please let us know the limits of small business.
UNTIL Newcastle City Council make public the cost of their deals with Supercars, then it is unlikely that residents will “get over it” as suggested by Supercars supporters. The ratepayers of Newcastle have a right to be informed of the hidden costs of subsidising this race. Enough spin, let’s have some facts.
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