Weekend Courier - - Opinion -

IT is about time that peo­ple re­alise that sim­ple an­swers to com­plex prob­lems do not ex­ist (Week­end Courier, April 27).

We are told by the Min­is­ter for the En­vi­ron­ment to burn our re­cy­cling as China no longer takes our waste; to burn fos­sil fu­els as so­lar and wind are un­re­li­able, and to kill sharks be­cause they harm hu­mans.

What en­vi­ron­ment is he safe­guard­ing?

And this lat­ter sug­ges­tion ob­vi­ously ap­peals to some like Mark Dyer.

Let me re­mind you, it was some stupid in­di­vid­ual who deemed it his right to con­tinue surf­ing when there was a clear and present dan­ger an ended up be­ing mauled. If he heeded the warn­ing, would the Mar­garet River Pro be in jeop­ardy?

What do you want; a re­turn to Bar­nett's failed pol­icy of hunt­ing sharks. It's one thing to pro­tect small ar­eas with shark nets but not out in the surf. Even if it were a fea­si­ble propo­si­tion, the cost would be pro­hib­i­tive and it would harm other wildlife.

I en­cour­age the govern­ment to sup­port non-lethal shark de­ter­rents for the use of surfers but they have to ac­cept the risk. An­zacs were re­mem­bered.

Is this the per­fect civilised world that peo­ple died, and are still dy­ing, for? No, and nor will it ever be un­til all peo­ple act in con­sid­er­a­tion of all oth­ers.

The civilised world to which Mark refers is non-ex­is­tent.

If it was, there would be no crim­i­nals as crime and crim­i­nal­ity is a prod­uct of so­ci­ety.

On that same theme, there are many in this “civilised” so­ci­ety who be­grudge the main­te­nance of crim­i­nals and in ex­treme/re­cidi­vist cases would prefer they were sen­tenced DAVID RUDMAN, Port Kenned

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