Ghan sta­tion

The Advertiser - - LETTERS -

RE­CENTLY I trav­elled on the Ghan to Dar­win in gold class.

The trip and food were first class, with off-train ex­cur­sions at Alice Springs and Kather­ine. The only thing I was not happy with was hav­ing to travel to Ade­laide from Port Au­gusta, spend­ing the night in Ade­laide and then trav­el­ling back through Port Au­gusta.

The Ghan does not stop at Port Au­gusta to pick up pas­sen­gers, as in years gone by, as I have al­ways got on the train here. For this rea­son, I will not be trav­el­ling on the Ghan again to go to ei­ther Alice Springs or Dar­win as it was such an in­con­ve­nience to me. PETER JAMES LOCK,

Port Au­gusta

The prob­lem is that the Up­per House was es­tab­lished as a house of re­view but to­day it can be dom­i­nated by an op­pos­ing party that doesn’t in­de­pen­dently re­view but is sim­ply de­ter­mined to un­der­mine the gov­ern­ment in power. This is a struc­tural con­flict of in­ter­est. We need to change the struc­ture, not re­move the re­view.

The so­lu­tion is sim­ple and es­sen­tial: make the Up­per House in­de­pen­dent of the Lower House in all re­spects. Mem­bers of par­ties should not be al­lowed to stand for it.

DAR­IAN HILES, Ade­laide to en­hance her game. The smash­ing of rac­quets by all play­ers should re­ceive penal­ties.

It is a child­ish ac­tion and one that hap­pens far too of­ten.

With­out a rac­quet, how could they ex­pect to score any points. PA­TRI­CIA DAVIES, Happy Val­ley

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