Continuing negative commentary about the timed free parking issue in Shepparton’s central business district (John Gray, September 14) will not lead to a resolution of the long-standing saga of our city’s mall and lack of shopper activity.
Former councillor John and others need to develop 21st-century thinking.
A couple of our present councillors have suggested a change and upgrade of existing metered ticketing technology.
The recently privatised 24-hour metered car-park on the south-west corner of Maude and Vaughan Sts is now boycotted by many drivers and will surely end in a move for some of those easily accessed central businesses.
As a resident who has contributed in every way possible to the on-going debate about the mall’s future, I would ask what is happening
Throughout the world, noone of sound mind wants North Korean people put at risk.
As an Australian, I extend my best wishes to the North Korean people, and their future safety and welfare.
Yet the greatest risk to North Koreans is not other countries, it is the irresponsible and outrageous behaviour of the country’s childish president who is the real threat to regional and world peace.
China, Russia and the United States do have an understanding of Kim’s perilous adventures, and have acted responsibly, in the most challenging circumstances.
If the great powers can be good world citizens, act sensibly in the interests of world peace, why should we even talk to a rogue nation of no world importance which threatens peace and stability?
China, Russia, and the United States have a shared responsibility to co-operate to ensure world peace.
The time has come for the major world powers to come together in genuine goodwill and demonstrate unity of purpose.