Pollies’ power failure hits home
FROM Sir Robert Menzies, through the prime ministerial eras of Gorton, Whitlam, Fraser, Hawke, Keating, Howard, Rudd, Gillard and even Abbott, could anyone imagine that any previous PM would have sat on their hands as long as Malcolm Turnbull before bringing Australia’s power generation and price rip-off situation to a positive conclusion?
Never mind what the federal Opposition has to say, there are certain situations that need resolution for the basic existence of our population.
If I was prime minister, I would put my position on the line to ensure that the simple act of switching on a light does not lead to an inability to pay the bill. Do we have to spell it out? Power to the people is no luxury but a necessity. C. Banks, West End SO I read that household debt is rising and credit cards are taking a hit.
Little wonder when the cost of living is so high and on the way up. Households must be hanging on by the skin of their teeth, dreading the next power bill, water bill or rates notice, and just trying to keep their head above water.
What choice do people have in these situations? Use the credit card or their savings and hope that at some stage they can pay it off or back? So the debt rises.
How do I know? Been there, done that.
My wife and I are aged pensioners and, thank goodness, we don’t have the debts and challenges that younger families have, yet we still find it hard to make ends meet.
Wages and pensions have stagnated while the cost of living continues to rise at a rapid rate.
Governments are elected to govern. To hear the cry that they can’t do much about reducing the cost of power because it’s out of their hands rings hollow. Nev Free, Robina PETER THOMAS 43, guest services, Kenmore Cowboys. To see if they can do it without JT. If they can do it without JT, it proves they’re the better team. ADAM VAN DER ZANT 21, student, Ashgrove Cowboys. They’ve triumphed over adversity. I like both Queensland teams but for the Cowboys to do it without JT shows they’re a good team as a whole.