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Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - OPINION -

Mal­colm has a loose 1 bil­lion to throw at the M1. To­day he found an­other 5 bil­lion to build a train line from Mel­bourne Air­port to the City. Where's all this money sud­denly com­ing from Mal, couldn't be you're un­der the gun at the mo­ment, could it? GT

A gold medal to Peter Beat­tie and the Comm Games Mup­pets for the scare cam­paign driv­ing lo­cals away from the games. Thanks for the sig­nage up and down the mo­tor­way - stay away, keep away, send your staff on hol­i­days they have driven lo­cals and tourists away - my busi­ness turnover is the worst I’ve seen in 30 years. Jack, South­port

Syd­ney/Melb cen­tric Turn­bull, can find 5 bil­lion to con­struct a rail line to the Melb air­port, but can’t find a lousy 1 bil­lion to fund the 10 klm GC miss­ing rail link, from Var­sity lakes to the GC air­port.

Where can I get a Borobi? Many mer­chan­dis­ing out­lets have sold out. Are they go­ing to or­der more stock?

The only things that Bill Shorten didn’t ex­plain was where he hid his halo and how he is go­ing to cook his magic pud­ding.

20,000 more gov­ern­ment jobs in its first term of of­fice You voted for a big bloated Labour State and now we're all go­ing to pay for it. Don

GOLDOC be­fore you start beat­ing your chest over the best games ever just re­mem­ber you chased half the town out of town and sent the ones left be­hind broke

The car­bon foot­print of the av­er­age cruise ship tourist, is about 5% of that of tourists who come by air ... and tourists who come by car. Now .. i won­der why all those sup­pos­edly in­tel­li­gent, ‘know-all’ anti CST spit gree­nies, didn’t tell u that?

All this talk of M1 up­grades to Var­sity Lakes to Tu­gun and Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill. What about the night­mare stretch from Coomera to Nerang plus all the off ramps?

An­gelo Big­gera Wa­ters - ob­vi­ously u don't live in the lower end of the Coast on daily grid­lock we need the up­grade to M1. Your drib­ble about cheaper elec­tric­ity giv­ing fam­i­lies more time is just a fairy­tale! Sue, Cur­rumbin

The Indige­nous ac­tivist Wayne Whar­ton is quoted as say­ing “I guess we’re lucky a lot of old racist di­nosaurs are slowly dy­ing off”. To de­scribe the death of any­one as a lucky thing is dis­grace­ful and dis­re­spect­ful. Es­pe­cially if these

Many more hun­dreds of mil­lions of peo­ple around the world, have now be­come even more fa­mil­iar with our very dis­tinct GC sky­line with it’s lur­ing beach frontage ... and rightly so.

peo­ple fought for Mr Whar­ton’s right to protest. Re­place racism with ageism and that's OK??

If ev­ery pub­lic trans­port trav­eller had been charged $1 a trip !!!! Gee there would have been heaps of money in the cof­fers!!! Op­por­tu­nity lost.

So the man­u­fac­tur­ers of the flu vac­cine have de­cided to leave out the Bris­bane strain. That should make it eas­ier to fill out the au­topsy re­ports . Roy, Burleigh Wa­ters

Re. Over 65 flu shot. Bonus first gov­ern­ment to re­duce age pen­sion li­a­bil­ity go­ing for­ward. Let’s start a pool in how many will not sur­vive this year’s out­break and the sav­ings to the bud­get. Mary, Surfers Par­adise

It would be in­ter­est­ing to know the medal count dif­fer­ence be­tween the para and the ath­letes – it was won­der­ful to see all com­pet­ing to­gether. John, Cur­rumbin

We showed off our ghost town to the world. 1982 games it wasn’t. - Larry

Face­book’s Zucker­berg is also blam­ing Rus­sia for his greed­i­ness. What would the Amer­i­cans do with­out Rus­sia? They should have a good look at their own op­er­a­tions since WW2 ...

Does the bu­reau­crat who scared res­i­dents of the GC about traf­fic dur­ing the Comm games have busi­ness in­ter­ests in tourism NSW and bi­cy­cle shops? They both did well. John Palm Beach

Enough of the Queens­land ad­vert about the jump­ing whales. Loved it the first cou­ple of times, act­ing was gen­uine, scenes were great but now I'm over the rep­e­ti­tion. GT

Is­rael Fo­lau’s com­ments can­not be jus­ti­fied as ‘free­dom of speech’. They were ho­mo­pho­bic, and ‘hate speech’. As such they should be con­demned. Col H.

I just loooove pos­i­tive peo­ple. Yes, new roads and new sport­ing venues are great but be­lieve me this city is doomed with­out ef­fi­cient pub­lic trans­port! We are 200 years be­hind and count­ing...

Sug­ges­tion for the M1 cri­sis. Go to Bangkok & copy their mo­tor­ways on stilts. No need to widen the M1 & buy land. Just go up in the Air.. sim­ple... Commonsense Al

The car­toon artist for The Bul­letin gives me a good laugh ev­ery day, most of the chatroom a mis­ery. d, nerang

Tom. Your text on Fri­day made my day. Funny as. Kl

So “Mr Architect”, of the Games ath­letes vil­lage, where are all these ‘new’ res­i­dents the Gold Coast are ex­pect­ing, as it “forges its own iden­tity”, go­ing to find em­ploy­ment? We have too many on the dole al­ready.

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