YOU CAN BET IT WON’T HAPPEN
Regarding the Illawarra Mercury article regarding adding more poker machines and the government picking on the smaller clubs in restricting more machines, it is obvious they are trying to eliminate these smaller community ventures that feed local community needs.
I think it’s high time all clubs should be targeted and all machines withdrawn from public as they have mooted in Tasmania. But then again government coffers would suffer through this indirect tax. The gambling industry has to much control over our government.
Peter Tornaros, Oak Flats
DIGGING FOR CERTAINTY
Tanya Plibersek, good person that she is on Q&A is living by the old standards of not firing a shot before seeing the whites of their eyes.
There’s no doubt Bill Shorten is gagging her but the major parties have been playing pass the hot potato long before you were born Tanya and constituents need to know a Labor Government will close down Adani full stop … no ifs-no butts.
“We haven’t made up our mind yet” doesn’t cut it Tanya, nor “what about the jobs”?
Brian Johnson, Gymea
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
In reply to the letter by Matty Ryan `Absolutely Vile Behaviour (Illawarra Mercury, Tuesday, March 6, 2018) I do not necessarily disagree with Mr Ryan regarding Michaelia Cash's outburst, however the full story would help to bring some balance.
Labor Senator Doug Cameron was at his antagonistic best.
As reported across the board in major media articles "Senator Cash unreservedly withdrew her comments, and then called apon Senator Cameron to withdraw his questions about her staff arrangements which provoked the outburst".
I am not defending Senator Cash as Senator Cameron's questions did not seem unreasonable.
Further, Mr Ryan claims Cash's father was a Liberal politician, and that she was raised in a wealthy suburb while attending a private school.
So What? Currently the Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews (the most extreme left-wing socialist leader since former Labor PM Gough Whitlam) is a wealthy person who sends his children to a private school.
So, what the hell is the problem?
Adrian Devlin, Fairy Meadow
TAX IS INVALID
I write in reference to the Electricity Supply Act (Act No 94) 1995 (as amended) and the government’s daily 83 cent levy (on power bills).
There is nothing in the “definitions” or the Act, to explain why the levy is necessary.
For example have a look at John Howard’s 11 cent dairy products levy introduced under the Dairy Produce Legislation Amendment (Supplementary Assistance) Bill 2000-1— Page 3: “Funding for the payments is through a levy on sales of drinking milk products that will remain in place for approximately eight years. The levy is fixed at 11 cents a litre”.
The New South Wales government has done none of this. The government has slapped a tax on power bills - for the sake of it. The tax is invalid and should be abolished and the multi-millions paid by customers refunded.
John Macleod, Berry
WEB WORDS EXTRA
RECYCLING BIN RAIDER STRIKES
The person in this article is pathetic. Why is their first reaction anger? How about just bagging up the ones the old bloke wants and handing them to him. Any talk to him about appropriate times and noise control.This person really is lacking in empathy, compassion and any real humanity.