VALE Ian Kiernan, a man deserving great respect. He had a clear objective which would benefit us and our unique fragile world unlike many of our current elected representatives who work on brain snaps, knee-jerk reactions and incompetent management to the extent they rubber stamp legislation with no idea of its content. Mr Kiernan cared about the greater good and devoted his energy and time selflessly. Condolences to his family, friends and associates.
REGARDING Warners Bay foreshore markets (‘Two swell days for the Big Weekend’, Newcastle Herald 15/10), and in addition to Glenda's concerns (Short Takes 16/10) if Lake Macquarie City Council had installed turf cells designed for turf to reduce compaction and allow drainage, along with subsoil drainage, the issue would be minimal. I was there on Sunday and could also see that the concrete path is holding water on the top side of foreshore, creating a dam affect along most of the new foreshore area. Drainage points from top side under path toward the lake would have most definitely reduced the issue. In a previous life I was a green keeper. I see issues all the time.
UNDOUBTEDLY your Herald letterbox will be filled with praise but Graham Nickisson (‘Above and beyond’, Herald 16/10) you are every Australians hero. May your future be a long and healthy one.
CLIMATE change is a scientific fact. Brad Hill (Short Takes 9/10) may as well text in and tell us he believes photosynthesis is a hoax or that the moon is made of cheese! Over to you, Mr Hill.
I WOULD like to ask John Alterator (Letters 16/10) what he thinks the pension was designed for. I also hope Mr Alterator is never in the position where he takes one.
I WONDER if Premier Gladys Berejiklian privatised the royal visit.
I HAD a piece published on Saturday (Short Takes 13/10). I had inferred that Alan Jones had exhibited aberrant behaviour in his treatment on radio of Louise Herron regarding the advertising of the Everest Horse Race on the sails of the Opera House. Aberrant was changed to abhorrent. I did mean aberrant, and wondered why it was changed. Oxford Dictionary definition: departing from an accepted standard. And that’s exactly what I meant.
THE announcement of the Prime Minister concerning the move of the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (‘PM considers embassy shift’, Herald 17/10) is to be deplored. It is simply pouring fuel on an already volatile region. The Australian policy of even-handedness in Middle Eastern affairs (once supported by Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser) has been totally abandoned. As the saying goes, fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
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