NOW that the SCG has been resurfaced (SMH 10/3), Graham Annesley from the NRL and officials from the Roosters and the Rabbitohs, who will play on Friday night, are happy that the new surface will hold up. Any follower of rugby league knows that scrums are not contested these days and the ground won't be ripped up as in the Super Rugby match that had to be called off early last week. In conclusion, if you’re losing and there's 20 minutes to go, push in the scrums and the game might be cancelled.
Neil Meyers, Warners Bay
REGARDING L R Woodward (Short Takes 12/3): I've seen the opposite where the smokers' counter has been brushed for the express line. I've even lined up there to buy my favourite paper and ended up leaving the change on the counter. The young girl all of a sudden noticed me and said she had to scan it. But in all fairness, there was only one attendant for both lines and both were long.
Bryn Roberts, New Lambton
MALCOLM Turnbull can't talk about Scott Morrison's government (SMH 7/3). He appointed a treasurer who had to sell off public assets to balance the budget.
Peter Moylan, Glendale
REGARDING life jackets for rock fishermen ('Port waves in new fishing law', Herald 28/2), I agree with Barry Clarke’s opposition. What studies have they done? Dick McGuigan’s reply (Letters 4/3) to protect fools and their stupidity when they rock fish: if they get washed in, the conditions will smash them up against the rocks if it is a run-in tide. Has anyone jumped in and tried to swim out? Not in placid run-out tide waters. Maybe everyone should wear a life jacket on the beaches too so council rangers can make more money in revenue.
Ray Martyn, Glendale
ISN'T it terrific to hear new coal fired power stations are in the pipeline for the Hunter Valley ('Firing up', Herald 7/3)? We now just need the commitment and finances to see this no brainer put into reality. There is plenty of time for the hypocrites to change over to solar power, buy an electric car and go on their merry way. Thank goodness some common sense is shining through.
Brad Hill, Singleton
I FIND it very interesting that after apparently no deaths, no arrests, no medical issues other than heat-related ones, and the police praising the all-round good behaviour of the thousands upon thousands of people at both Sydney and Melbourne's Download music festival this last Saturday and Monday, there appears to have been absolutely no media coverage of this particular festival. I am also yet to hear any statement from Gladys Berejiklian. Funny about that.
Adz Carter, Newcastle
VICKI Keast (Letters 13/3) being charged and being found guilty are entirely different. Unless you know otherwise, I thought you were innocent until proven guilty. It seems these days that with a lot of the new-age do-gooders looking at someone the wrong way is offensive, let alone getting into bed with someone. We’re definitely heading in the right direction wouldn't you say?