LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Federation is failing in Australia
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Fruit and vegie price increases
I HAVE just read about the Labor Government's new laws regarding mining and farming.
When will the average Queenslander say enough is enough, as these news imposts on these businesses will drive up the cost of living, as farmers and mining pass on the new costs or go broke or worse downsize staffing.
What effect will it have on employment and even worse the economic consequences for businesses in regional Queensland.
FEDERATION in Australia gave three essential tasks to the central government - maintenance of free trade between states, defence, and quarantine.
But state borders are closed, defence is enfeebled by gender-agenda and poor equipment choices, and they have failed to protect us from foreign pests and viruses.
Moreover, Canberra's green dreams, targets and subsidies have made a monster mess of electricity generation and cost.
These colossal failures suggest that it's time to restore federalism.
Start by getting Canberra out of energy and the environment.
At least some states would manage things better and provide a role model for others.
Viv Forbes, Washpool
SMS TO THE EDITOR
FAY, ROCKY. Notice almost everything back in the paper, though still waiting for the classifieds & letters/sms to the editor. Is it going to happen? Editor's note: Hi Fay, we are aiming to have classies back in September and working towards letters to the editor etc. soon too.
ANON. What a joke our aged care minster is. Where did they get this bloke from, off a cereal packet?
PJC. Having trouble finding all of the obituaries in the online paper any idea when they will all be listed? Editor's note: Hi Pat, we are aiming to include obituaries in the digital edition in September.
RN. Thank you A.S. for your txt. I agree that some people suffered under Campbell Newman but it was really the public service, which in my opinion is far too high. Other than essential services, the public service sector is stacked with non essential workers who do not contribute any real wealth in this state. The private sector is where the real wealth is created. I don't think the Newman Government was responsible for any real suffering within this sector. Only my opinion of course of which I am still entitled, as are you.
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