Letters to the editor September 13 2018

Spring time by Margaret Johnson.
Spring time by Margaret Johnson.

‘MORE THOUGHT BUBBLES THAN HATS’

The sudden discovery of millions to throw at the Wagga Wagga electorate in a failed bid to bolster the Liberal Party’s candidate highlights the disconnect between the State Liberals and the Wollongong Precinct. 

The inability to even classify the city as metropolitan or regional (we are unique) further clouding our ability to attract funding.

Meanwhile the Lord Mayor continues to release more thought bubbles than he has hats. 

Upgrade the WEC capacity, triple the size of Beaton Park, demolish the old SCEGS school buildings at Glennifer Brae, repurpose Bulli Dog Track and the list goes on. 

All without adequate or no funding.

In a growing metropolis where traffic gridlock is already apparent in peak hours it would be foolhardy to proceed with any of these projects without a comprehensive review and implementation of access, parking and public transport requirements .

Would it be possible to prioritise the list and throw the bulk of council’s resources into completing at least one project at a time. In this way we may be able to enjoy the fruits of our labours and not still be talking about what is needed in years to come.

Eric Davies, Keiraville

FESTIVAL A SPRINGING SUCCESS AGAIN

Congratulations to the organisers and sponsors of Spring into Corrimal 2018 which was a great success.

Stallholders commented on how well organised the event was for them.

Then to see over 40 groups join the Grand Parade was heartening.

School teachers, sport coaches, dance schools and churches encourage their young people to be proud of who they are and to participate in an amazing community event.

Commercial and community radio joined the parade as did disabled sports people and the the stirring Scottish Band that led the Parade.

Well done Corrimal Chamber of Commerce and Bluejuice for a well organised event and the sponsors who made it happen.

Ray Robinson, Corrimal

HISTORY SHOWS MACHINES DISPLACING WORKERS

Jack Archer asks “Will the rise of machines replace or transform jobs, and what does that mean for the future of our work force ?  ‘Rise of machines : will your job change?’. (Illawarra Mercury, September 10, 2018.

History provides the answer, the machine replaces jobs.

The question that should be asked is who has benefited from the rise of the machines.

History has the answer.

Displaced workers have been left to starve and have resorted to extreme actions.

The Luddites smashed the machines and agricultural workers set fire to the hayricks.

The industrial revolution was the next stage.

It began the era of economic depressions and mass unemployment.

The introduction of the robo technology is history’s final stage.

It’s wealth must be shared by all and unemployment must become a relic of history.

Reg Wilding, Wollongong

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