Thanks very, very much for SHN's ongoing publication of John Hewson's column.
Always much appreciated.
A voice of wisdom countering the prime merchant of spin's outputtings that we've been subjected to.
'Restrict learners' on public holidays
With the Australia Day Public Holiday almost upon us, those travelling away will notice public holiday travel to be the same.
Inflated fuel prices, double demerit points and Learner drivers travelling at 80km/hour causing traffic-congestion while many experienced drivers act erratically to pass them.
If the NSW government introduced double demerit points as a matter of road safety, surely they can restrict learner drivers from being on major highways over public holiday periods (the Hume Newell, Pacific Hwy's for example.)
'I felt utter rage'
I read Jackie Meyer's 'Opinion' in today's publication (SHN January 20, The good and bad of human nature).
I felt utter rage when I finished reading the article/opinion. Rage.
Thank you for writing this article.
We needed a national plan beforehand
Scomo wants to "meet every cost" to help us recover from the recent bushfire disaster.
Then what about having a truly national plan beforehand, acknowledging the truths staring us in the face?
Have a federal government that actually governs and has its own forward-looking plans, rather than merely reacting with ad hoc emergency measures while trying constantly to score political points.
Sound too much like socialism for you? Then perhaps you had better get over your ideological hangups and start working for our country.
Remember that badge on your lapel?(Oh, and by the way, it would help if you kept yourself away from the cameras in front of already traumatised disaster victims).
'There has to be a better way'
Thanks for writing this piece (To bag your dog poo or not to bag it, that is the environmental question? SHN August 28, 2019).
For a few years now I have been dismayed by the increasing number of poop filled bags abandoned on footpaths, pushed into bushes and squashed on roads.
I'm fine with the idea of a strategically disposed of dog poo. I'm less thrilled with the plastic bags.
I agree that public bins along popular routes are needed if the plastic bags are to continue.
Some form of clever solution needs to be found - perhaps a designated flush station in parks would help.
Just anything but plastic bags left on the ground - no matter how biodegradable they claim to be.
There has to be a better way.