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,
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