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Chris Tal­len­tire may well be out door­knock­ing, but not in my street.

I have had fre­quent cor­re­spon­dence with Mr Tal­len­tire’s of­fice over the years about some of the claims he has made in his news­let­ter.

I have never met the man, ei­ther on my doorstep or out and about.

To me, he seems con­spic­u­ous by his ab­sence, even now at elec­tion time.

I too am re­tired and have time to no­tice things.

When I do, I like to keep politi­cians on their toes and chal­lenge them on state­ments.

Achieve­ments in the po­lit­i­cal arena are the mea­sure of suc­cess, not how many sausage siz­zles they may have put on.

One of Mr Tal­len­tire's op­po­nents is Rob Co­a­les.

Mr Co­a­les has phoned me once dur­ing which we had a lengthy con­ver­sa­tion.

Later we met and con­tin­ued our dis­cus­sions.

To me he is knowl­edge­able and seems to be across most is­sues.

This guy seems to be ev­ery­where; his posters are all over the place.

Maybe Rob Co­a­les should be the next Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for the seat of Thorn­lie. MICHAEL COSTER, Thorn­lie. MAIN Roads con­sid­ers Roe High­way to be the ‘miss­ing link’ in the State’s road net­work, com­plet­ing the Reid-Roe ring road around Perth.

With­draw­ing the Roe 8 con­tracts means this road of na­tional im­por­tance will not be com­pleted and the mas­sive in­vest­ment by suc­ces­sive gov­ern­ments to link to Fre­man­tle Port will fail.

Truck ac­cess to Fre­man­tle Port is the cur­rent bar­rier to ex­pand­ing con­tainer han­dling ca­pac­ity.

Com­plet­ing Roe High­way through to the Port will en­able its cur­rent ca­pac­ity of 1.2 mil­lion con­tain­ers to grow to about 2.1 mil­lion con­tain­ers per an­num.

With fur­ther up­grades to the Port’s infrastructure, the life of Fre­man­tle Port can be ex­tended for up to 25 years and be­yond.

The Mar­itime Work­ers Union (MUA) op­poses the con­struc­tion of the outer har­bour, sup­ports the ex­pan­sion of Fre­man­tle Port and re­jects claims that a new au­to­mated outer har­bour will gen­er­ate ad­di­tional on­go­ing em­ploy­ment af­ter its con­struc­tion. JIM REDDYHOUGH, Wil­leton.

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