The most accurate observation Don Watson (October) made is that Malcolm Turnbull looks like a man “in politics for his own amusement”. I believe Turnbull had two ambitions in life: to make a lot of money and to become prime minister. He has no burning ambition to remedy injustices in our society, to enable Australians to be better educated, to enable new industries to flourish. In other words, he has no policies.
In an hour’s conversation with him about the ABC, when he was minister for communications, he expressed no policy other than cutting expenditure. He had no idea of making it a better broadcaster. Paul Keating was right, Turnbull has no judgement – remember Godwin Grech – but worse, he is on an ego trip and he has arrived. Gael Barrett The large envelope was addressed to Rod Oaten The Best Librarian in the World and All the Clever Children at Lorne P–12 School.
Apparently Mr Dahl could be a prickly person to deal with, but he was a hero at Lorne all those years ago. Rod Oaten