DESPITE several prawn farms at Logan temporarily closed, plenty of fresh Aussie farmed tiger prawns will still be available.
Historically, none of the farms impacted by white spot are a part of the Christmas market.
I see media coverage from Queensland Seafood Marketers Association regarding wild catch and imported prawns, but from an Australian prawn farm perspective Christmas is looking great.
There is a higher volume this year of fresh farmed tiger prawns and the quality looks fantastic.
As a result of white spot, the Logan farms unselfishly and voluntarily shut down for a fallowing period to drive the disease out of the country and credit must be given to the Logan farmers for taking such a strong stance against the disease.
But as those farms traditionally did not impact the Christmas market, it is still going to be a great Christmas with plenty of Australian farmed tiger prawns.
MATT WEST, PRESIDENT AUSTRALIAN PRAWN FARMERS ASSOCIATION
THE M1 has a range of problems. They include: too many vehicles using the left lane inhibiting smooth entry and exit, motorists continually changing lanes to gain one car length, motorists driving below the speed limit and leaving too great a distance between vehicles and “rubbernecks” slowing down to gawk at incidents.
Address these problems and you would be halfway there to fixing the problem.
RE: SBS program The Mosque Next Door screened this week.
The program opened with several minutes of vilification of Pauline Hanson for speaking out her views on Islam.
Many Australians hold the same views as was evidenced in several interviews later in the program.
The subject of halal meat was discussed. It was suggested that to be declared halal, the animal has to be alive ie. not stunned as is the practise in Australia, when the jugular vein is cut.
The Muslim representative declared that not to be the case and they do allow stunning. If that is so, then what is halal meat?
Islamic treatment of women rather embarrassingly came into the discussion.
Women attending the oldest mosque in Australia are pushed into a small room underneath the main mosque for prayers – not even enough chairs while upstairs the men pray in the main mosque in quite luxurious conditions.
I think that sums up the position of men under Islam.
Ironically Australia is awaiting the outcome of a survey on same sex marriage and equality. How does that stand with Islam? J.W.M. HALL, HELENSVALE I ALREADY contend with lousy car drivers, irresponsible rickshaw drivers, arrogant Lycra brigade and the unlawful electric bikes.
Now I will now have to put up with an extra 1000 rental bikes. Just another reason to stay away from Surfers precinct altogether. DOUG