The NSW government's move to allow unvaccinated people to enter premises without the need to show their vaccination status is a cheap grab for political capital at the expense of the safety of the entire community. It is a grubby move which demonstrates the naiveté and ambition of the Premier.
The beneficiary of the New Zealand's proposed tobacco control will not be population health, but the organised crime gangs who will happily move in if legal supply is restricted. Hopefully, Australia will have more sense than to criminalise a section of the population in a failed attempt at prohibition.
NZ's Jacinda Ardern has done it again with her smoke free plan. Just how much would it cost to engage her as our Prime Minister? Could we join New Zealand as its fourth and fifth islands?
North Pole HQ has announced Santa went into quarantine on Sunday for the kids in Western Australia.
In respect of my letter about speed traps (December 3), the logic in K Moylan's critical letter (December 11) escapes me completely.
If you were a competent, independent-minded, articulate woman pondering a political career that would make a difference, why would you follow the path of others like yourself who've not been treated fairly and respectfully in an LNP party environment? Why not run as an independent, serve the community without the distractions of a party hierarchy, and side-step the shenanigans of a broken culture dominated by blokes, factions and cronyism?
According to the NCA website, the closing date for submissions on the proposed raising of City Hill has been extended from December 10 to December 24. City Hill is entered into the Register of the National Estate and the ACT heritage places. It is also listed by the National Trust of Australia (ACT). Somebody used to care for our city, please don't lose sight of what little history we have.
It appears our diplomatic "networking" will be foregone at the Beijing Winter Olympics. Big deal. The athletes aren't boycotting and the lobbyists and the captains of industry will be there. Only the politicians will stay away, apparently because politics has nothing to do with sport. They should put a stop to this taxpayer-funded rort for good. The Olympic boycott in one word? Fatuous.
It's interesting P McCracken (Letters, December 10) doesn't drink at work functions "because losing my licence would be dire". I would be much more worried about inebriation causing a minor or major accident.
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