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In ref­er­ence to the ar­ti­cle on Sticks and Stones (DM 11/10/17), I would like to know how you can judge sound travel from one po­si­tion. I as­sure you that I hear ev­ery sound from ev­ery event held there. From the loud mu­sic, scream­ing, yelling, car horns beep­ing and burnouts. — DR, Mt Jukes Croc killed old lady... cull them now. — HDB, Al­li­ga­tor Creek For poor Glen­core min­ers. I feel so sorry for you. Fancy hav­ing to pay $30 a week rent. How will you sur­vive? Why don’t you give your jobs to peo­ple who de­serve it? — JL, Race­course It’s out­ra­geous that Glen­core wants to in­crease the rent of a 3-4 bed­room house from $15 to $30. How can a miner earn­ing $150k a year pos­si­bly af­ford that? Maybe the CFMEU can set up a Go Fund Me page and we can all do­nate to ease their fi­nan­cial pain. — RZ, An­der­grove I am one of those house­holds that “wasted” their dump voucher – be­cause I have no way of get­ting it to the dump. For good­ness sake, have an an­nual road­side col­lec­tion! It might stop il­le­gal dump­ing too and help the el­derly ratepay­ers. — RO, An­der­grove Let­ting chil­dren call adults by their Chris­tian names loses re­spect of the el­der – as is ev­i­dent to­day. — LM, An­der­grove — On­line shop­ping is great but so sad when a fan­tas­tic busi­ness like this has to close be­cause of it. Peo­ple whinge and moan about there be­ing noth­ing in the town, but then don’t sup­port the busi­nesses we do have! The cus­tomer ser­vice and spe­cial­ist prod­uct knowl­edge that Lucy and John Dil­lon have is go­ing to be missed greatly! I al­ways rec­om­mend Lucy to any­one want­ing ad­vice and sup­plies for cake dec­o­rat­ing!! Glad to read that the cake dec­o­rat­ing will con­tinue but sad this won­der­ful shop will no longer be there! — Kelly Walz My heart bleeds for the poor CFMEU work­ers at Oaky North. Hous­ing rent to in­crease to $30/week and camp ac­co­mo­da­tion to $48/ week. They must re­ally find it hard to sur­vive on the wages they re­ceive with such “enor­mous” in­creases. I only wish that I had those sort of is­sues to deal with. Life would be just great. You lot are a dis­grace. — JL, South Mackay Adani sets new date. Could it be the 12th of Never? — KH, South Mackay Shouldn’t Qld Govt and Fed Govt be us­ing the NAIF in­fra­struc­ture monies to build another two-lane high­way from Rocky to Cairns so you’ve got two-lanes up and two down so less head-ons, flood proofed. In­stead giv­ing money away to a bil­lion­aire to build a mine. Af­ter all we pay too much for rego and tax and see noth­ing for it... — RS McEwens Beach Queens­land gov­ern­ment – what hyp­ocrites they are say­ing they are do­ing the best to bring power prices down and Er­gon, the state-owned power com­pany, puts prices up 2 cents a kilo­watt last bill. This state needs some­one who has half a brain more than the pol­lies we have now. Coal at our doorstep, best qual­ity in the world, and we sell it to the rest of the world while we rely on the wind and they have cheap power. No won­der Pauline Han­son is get­ting more and more votes. — GP, Bea­cons­field It is a pity that even if these po­lit­i­cans are turfed out by the High Court de­ci­sion, they can im­me­di­ately re-nom­i­nate in spe­cial by-lec­tions. I would sug­gest that the High Court go one fur­ther and pro­vide an in­ter­pre­ta­tion that would also ex­clude them from re­turn­ing (via spe­cial by-elec­tion) for the re­main­der of the term of gov­ern­ment High Court found them orig­i­nally in­el­i­gi­ble. — TLD, Dysart To the rude women in the car at the loco cross­ing at Race­course Wed­nes­day night. Maybe if you weren’t on your phone you would have re­alised that the loco had passed and the lights had been stopped for 5 min­utes. I’m sure if the road­works weren’t there peo­ple would have driven around you. Silly women – still on the phone at the by­pass road. Rego and de­tails passed to po­lice. Fed up. — LA, Walk­er­ston EJ, Eimeo, the point I am mak­ing is that the cat prob­lem is a hu­man prob­lem, just like the wild dogs and pigs – not to for­get cane toads and a list of other in­tro­duced species in­clud­ing flora, eg weeds. The cats didn’t cause it. Do some­thing con­struc­tive, like get a cat trap, the hu­mane ones, and put some food in it – and get the coun­cil or Mars to pick them up. Don’t be cruel to them... be nice. Yep, the most dan­ger­ous an­i­mal on the planet is Hu­man. — AZ, Mackay I find it amaz­ing that males like Ge­orge Chris­tensen have the prog­nos­tic crys­tal ball for women car­ry­ing un­wanted ba­bies than the preg­nant moth­ers them­selves and their wel­fare. Is Ge­orge Chris­tensen the pro-lifer go­ing to con­trib­ute to the up­bring­ing of the un­wanted new borns in Daw­son? ... forc­ing women to give birth is not go­ing to Make Aus­tralia Great Again. It’s 2017, it’s her de­ci­sion and her de­ci­sion alone. — GB, Eimeo

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