YOUR editorial in last week’s edition that questioned Pauline Hanson’s ability to cope in Parliament was ably answered last Monday on the ABC’s Q&A program when she advised that she had already made arrangements with Government assistance to be briefed directly by Treasury on matters confronting the Parliament.
Moreover, her purpose was to create jobs, which she also accused the Greens member present of opposing.
This brings me to the standard letter in the same edition of criticism by Krista Price opposing live animal exports.
For her information, a new cattle meat works has recently commenced operation in the Kimberley and I would not be surprised if, as consistent with our southern works, the operators must rely upon 457 visa-imported workers due to the reluctance of Australians to undertake this employment.
Furthermore, northwest range cattle require lot feeding, for which little fodder is produced in that region.
I further note of reports that Indian meat works are commencing to export frozen buffalo meat to Indonesia but mentioning that Indonesians will first have to adjust to this type of meat, especially where adequate refrigeration is nonexistent.
The cruelty filmed recently can be easily corrected by the installation in Asian meat works of a simple race and animal crush so the animal is constrained to allow efficient and humane concussing as a prerequisite to slaughter, either of which would be practised in the Australian meat works to which Ms Price refers. WILSON TUCKEY, Ascot.