Thursday, May 30, 2024

The uncared for rail areas of the state

Check of vitality
Will the waste-to-energy plant proposed for the northern suburbs (23/12) be accompanied by a carbon seize and storage plant to seize its emissions? Or will it’s a case of taking the garbage from the bottom and transferring it to the ambiance? We maintain being advised how CCS is viable. Here’s a likelihood to indicate it might probably contribute to the emissions drawback.

Robert Brown, Camberwell

Wanting into the long run
When pricing main infrastructure tasks it appears transport consultants and the state opposition need the federal government of the day to be psychic so their assessments could be 100 per cent correct.

Phil Alexander, Eltham

A Christmas want
I’m hopeful that Jacinta Allan gives a Christmas reward to Victorian fowl life by stopping the taking pictures of untamed geese for sport.

Malcolm McDonald,
Burwood

Be daring, Albanese
It’s time Anthony Albanese took a stand on tax reform to create a extra equitable society. He must be daring if his authorities is to make a distinction.and probably retain authorities.

Paul Chivers, Field Hill North

A grim outlook
The billion-dollar blowout in prices for main infrastructure packages, and housing shortages, are one other signal that speedy inhabitants development is costing us excess of any perceived advantages could make up. Add within the environmental and social prices, and our future is trying more and more grim.

Jennie Epstein, Little River

Get together lookalikes
Ross Gittins is spot on (Remark, 23/12). Labor’s timidity in implementing a variety of nation-building insurance policies, together with our transition to renewables, is unfortunately the defining function of its governing. It provides weight to the ″⁣each events are simply the identical″⁣ argument.
As setting minister, Tanya Plibersek has continued down the identical path as Sussan Ley, the gross inequities in federal funding between private and non-private colleges stays, whereas Labor will shortly implement the Coalition’s stage 3 tax cuts. Given the social and financial reforms of the respective Whitlam, Hawke and Keating governments, any likelihood Labor may harness the message from VFL nice John Kennedy, ″⁣Don’t assume, do.”

Craig Jory , Albury, NSW

Give Palestinians refuge
As Christmas is well known with the beginning of Jesus and a household discovering refuge in a secure, allow us to replicate deeply on what is occurring in Gaza. It will be a humanitarian reward of the spirit of this season if the Australian authorities have been to supply fleeing Palestinians from Gaza refuge. In latest historical past we provided refuge to Afghans and Ukrainians fleeing conflict and battle. Are Palestinians lives value lower than others? We may supply Palestinians non permanent humanitarian visas, which provide a variety of help. It’s arduous to be festive when a humanitarian disaster of such proportions is occurring.

Judith Morrison,
Nunawading

The warmth is coming
We’ve been warned that summer time can be extraordinarily scorching. It appears to be like as if summer time may even be extraordinarily brief. December had 4 days over 30 levels. We’d higher brace ourselves for January and February.

Elizabeth Sprigg, Glen Iris

Choose to be grateful
If somebody provides you an op store reward voucher, be grateful, they’re a good suggestion and you possibly can do so much worse.

Ian Macdonald, Traralgon

Pushed to the best
″⁣What drives lefties to the best?” (18/12) Maybe the reply lies in a quote attributed to Winston Churchill: “If a person just isn’t a socialist by the point he’s 20, he has no coronary heart. If he isn’t a conservative by the point he’s 40, he has no mind.”

Susan Caughey, Glen Iris

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