A LIMITED few within the National Party are claiming the Party is not loyal to its conservative base. How about the National Party be loyal and ensure the interests of all country people and country towns are taken into count, in not following and agreeing all the time with the city-centred conservative Liberals? The Nationals claim they look after jobs, people and councils within country NSW. How about some action? First, how about running waters trains north and west?
Robert Bowne, Marks Point
WHY is Scott Morrison vowing to crack down on GetUp ('Morrison vows to crack down on Get Up', NewcastleHerald 17/8)? I am an older person worried about the future of our country for my children and grandchildren. When Mr Morrison attacks GetUp, he doesn't realise he's attacking people from all walks of life, people who are concerned about climate change, human rights and building an economy where nobody lives in poverty. Everyone has the right to know and speak up. GetUp's independent status has been confirmed three times by the AEC. Mr Morrison needs to get used to that.
Gary Rosevear, Georgetown
WHAT help does Morrison's monetary aid achieve in the Pacific Island region ('PNG asks Australia for $1.6b loan', Herald 21/8)? It might buy a few Davey pumps.
John Bonnyman, Fern Bay
HOW strange that Lake Macquarie City Council is floating the idea of increasing the height of Swansea Bridge ('Bridging gap as sea rises', Herald 8/8) because of anticipated rising water levels in the lake, but at the same time are contemplating a multi-storey development on the foreshore of the same lake at Toronto. Apparently the same predicted tidal rise doesn't apply to the Toronto foreshore.
Karen Edwards, Fennell Bay
THE past two conservative prime ministers seem positively benign compared to "do nothing on climate change mark three", good ole ScoMo. I think we've all got a lot to worry about with this bloke in charge.
Mac Maguire, Charlestown
IT was nice to see the Women in League round last weekend in rugby league. Just wondering when netball are going to have Men in Netball round in this age of political correctness.
Matt Ophir, Charlestown
IT'S a pity Nick Kyrgios isn't up for the Academy Awards after his latest fine for $167,000 (SMH 16/8), because I think he would win the Oscar for his appalling mentality.
Daphne Hughes, Kahibah
NEW Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and former Australian leader Julia Gillard have never been arrested, unlike Alan Jones. He has form for making insulting comments to PMs who do not fit his strange requirements. For far too long Jones seems to have been a protected species.
Richard Ryan, Summerland Point
I WOULD like to say a big thank you to the ambulance guys and the Mater hospital's nurses and doctors. You are amazing people.