I would like to acknowledge the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council has my full support.
They shouldn't have to lodge a second application and I am sure many others feel the same way as I do. Ms Ley, who appears to have total disregard for her own position, has proven her ignorance in making this finding.
We have such a rich history, we should be supporting the work of the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council, not blocking it.
Jane Chalker, Wollongong
All Brad Hazzard is worried about is Queensland blocking untested NSW citizens. Really, who would want people from the basket case, that is NSW, in their state? I'm sure Victoria wished it had kept NSW out.
The NSW Government has been unable to suppress, even restrain, this outbreak and now it's seeding any state that opens to it with COVID-19.
So to the NSW Premier and health minister, stop blaming and complaining. Do your job. Stop worrying about the economy, which you're wrecking, and protect NSW & Australia's citizens.
Dave Schmidt, Towradgi
I apologise to Ian Young ("we must charge forward" 27/12) and thank him for not being a fossil fuel lover.
Ian implies that because I can charge my car from empty to full in nine hours at home that I would therefore charge it overnight forgoing the option of using renewable solar energy.
It would be dumb for anyone to do that unless absolutely necessary.
Daytime power from your own roof, or the roof of an employer, works out much cheaper than grid power.
From an environmental perspective, even if using grid power an EV still produces less CO2 than regular vehicles. When the grid becomes totally renewable energy, an EV would operate carbon free, no matter the electricity source.
I like Ian's idea for exchangeable batteries for 'quick recharging', but alas this doesn't seem to be taking off even in the EU where 25% of new cars are now electric. Let alone here where we are just 1%.
Charging speed of new models continues to increase and batteries are getting ever cheaper, but frankly the current options are not too bad.
The extra up front cost is offset by the saving in maintenance and fuel. Bottom line is we have to get to zero emissions as quickly as possible.
EVs are a very enjoyable way of helping us get there. Let's look to the positives and encourage them.
Tom Hunt, Oak Flats
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