A WINGS PLEA
I have enjoyed the air show since the first HARS show.
Like most people, I go to see and hear the old, stunt and RAAF aircraft.
The sound of the planes is just as important as the sight.
Please do not ruin Wings Over Illawarra by playing music all day.
The commentary is always worth hearing and the Brights put on a good show, but please hear our call.
Frank Cayley, Thirroul
A SKILLS SHORTAGE
Our politicians and educational advisors need to “hang their heads in shame” for our Aussie skill shortage and the need to bring in overseas skilled workers.
It is long overdue for our Australian politicians and educational bureaucrats to get their “heads out of the sand” and skill up our next generation of Aussie Workers.
The industries with skills shortages are just as much to blame for not working with years 11 and 12 students and the local TAFE to develop the skills needed for their industry.
How sad our 18 year olds are coming out of year 12 with beautifully educated minds but a serious shortage of the skills needed to get a job.
Some vocational changes are happening but obviously not good enough.
So “pull your finger out” curriculum advisors and fill this Aussie skills shortage.
Our Australian Educational Institutions are a classic example of “Nero playing his fiddle while Rome Burns”.
Kenny Pearson, Albion Park Rail
IN DENIAL OF HISTORY
In response to the letter by Brett Heino "Taking a hard right" (Illawarra Mercury, Friday, April 21, 2017), with respect, Mr Heino is in denial of both reality and history.
To quote climate change activist Professor Tim Flannery from March 2011: "If the world as a whole cut all emissions tomorrow the average temperature of the planet is not going to drop in several hundred years, perhaps as much as a thousand years because the system is overburdened with CO2 that has to be absorbed and that only happens slowly".
Low-cost, coal-fired energy has underpinned this nation's prosperity.
With an abundance of resources we should be the world's low-cost energy superpower.
Yet, we are closing low-cost reliable energy power stations for expensive unreliable clean energy that is subsidised by taxpayers.
We close Hazelwood power station and put 750 workers out of work which will cause pain, stress and suffering on them and their families.
All for no gain in emission reductions.
At the same time as we are conducting a royal commission into those institutions in the past that turned a blind eye to rampant sex abuse of children in their midst, taxpayers are funding a program that allows today's authority figures to engage in another rampant form of abuse - fiddling with the minds of children under the name of "anti-bullying".
This messing around with kids minds at a critical moment of their physical development is part of the Left/socialist/Greens long march through the institutions.
The sinister concept is a hangover from the 1960's when the radical Left decided the only way to topple the existing capitalist establishment was by burrowing into its key institutions (schools, churches, universities etc) to destroy them from within.
A laughable conspiracy theory?
Not really, when you look at how successfully the Left and in particular the Greens have infiltrated and dominated our centres of learning.
It should come as not surprise therefore that Safe Schools founder Roz Ward has admitted the program has nothing to do with bullying and is part of a Marxist social change strategy.
Adrian Devlin, Fairy Meadow