Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - OPINION -

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I HAVE some ques­tions for same­sex mar­riage ad­vo­cates.

You conned the Greens and ALP to re­ject a ref­er­en­dum on amend­ing the Mar­riage Act in the Fed­eral Par­lia­ment.

You then fi­nanced a pre­sen­ta­tion to the High Court to knock out the postal opin­ion. Why?

I be­lieve you, the Greens and ALP, know most car­ing peo­ple will vote “No”. Thereby, de­feat­ing your so­cial engi­neer­ing utopian plans.

Are you so scared that you at­tack those who care about what is nat­u­ral and the fam­ily val­ues that you use so­cial me­dia to cre­ate fear and dis­trust among oth­ers? ROBERT S. BUICK MM JP, MOUN­TAIN CREEK THE North Korean prob­lem has been fes­ter­ing for years and then pres­i­dent Obama sat on his hands, now peo­ple blame Trump.

All ex­perts tell Trump it’s his fault but not one comes up with a so­lu­tion. China will not do any­thing to hurt North Korea which al­most makes it im­pos­si­ble for a peace­ful end­ing. ROD ASH­MORE

AS A league sup­porter for over 50 years I’m try­ing to de­cide if I should stop at­tend­ing matches and fol­low­ing league in any form.

In the Roost­ers vs Ti­tans game last week­end, most sup­port­ers agree the Roost­ers should have been down to 12 men.

I was ap­palled at the poor ref­er­ee­ing by both refs. I am con­vinced the ref­er­ee­ing stan­dards are the rea­son for the alarm­ing drop-off in at­ten­dances to games.

Peo­ple are sick of at­tend­ing matches only to see in a lot of cases the bet­ter team lost. The shroud of se­crecy sur­round­ing cer­tain ref­er­ees must be lifted.

If an of­fi­cial com­plaint is lodged by a club con­cern­ing a ref­eree’s per­for­mance it should be re­leased to the me­dia along with the league’s an­swers to the com­plaints.

If this was im­ple­mented it would erad­i­cate the cloak and dag­ger sit­u­a­tion and put a lot of fans’ minds at rest. ED­DIE CAREY, UP­PER COOMERA

GOLD Coast could learn a lot from Is­land of Maui, Hawaii, pop­u­la­tion 100,000 but with in­creased pop­u­la­tion of tourists all year around.

Su­per­mar­kets don’t use plas­tic bags but large sturdy brown pa­per bags with han­dles;

En­vi­ron­ment and na­ture preser­va­tion is highly re­spected. Tur­tles are pro­tected and are vis­i­ble in nor­mal swim­ming beaches near the shore. Hav­ing an un­ex­pected swim with a huge tur­tle in a pub­lic beach is a trea­sured mem­ory.

Groups of vol­un­teers keep beaches and sur­round­ing flora healthy. Great to see a grandpa and grand­son do­ing this to­gether.

Pedes­tri­ans have right of way and that law is well re­spected – no im­pa­tient driv­ers or hoons. You feel safe. No 70km/h in built up ar­eas – 45km/h is it. Low noise lev­els and no ag­gres­sion vis­i­ble.

Pedes­trian cross­ings have flash­ing lights when but­ton pressed, so driv­ers are well aware of the peo­ple cross­ing.

The Gold Coast is won­der­ful but we can im­prove it. DENISE DAVID­SON, SURFERS PAR­ADISE

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