Stat­ing agen­das

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

I READ Mr Mark Beale’s let­ter to the Editor ( Whit

sun­day Times, Fe­bru­ary 18), re­lat­ing to the at­ti­tude of the res­i­dents of Bowen.

I am not a res­i­dent of that town but I find the tone of the let­ter of­fen­sive and per­sonal, tar­get­ing the res­i­dents and not the per­sons he has a griev­ance with.

If Mr Beale could be more clear and state his ti­tle as a ratepayer, fran­chisee of a real es­tate agency or as the chair­man of the Whit­sun­day branch of the Chi­nese Aus­tralian En­trepreneurs As­so­ci­a­tion run by Mr Peter Wang, in his let­ters, his agenda would be clearer and taken with the in­ter­est it de­serves.

Over the whole Chi­na­town mat­ter, not one word was men­tioned on the ef­fect it would have on small busi­nesses in the main street.

Th­ese busi­nesses pay high rents with a fluc­tu­at­ing tourist trade (and en­dure) com­pe­ti­tion with mar­kets and the weather.

Ev­ery retail shop, ev­ery restau­rant and take­away busi­ness that would have been in the Chi­na­town would be an­other nail in the cof­fin of small busi­nesses in the main street.

I doubt that Mr Beale will be open­ing an es­tate agency in Bowen in the near fu­ture. Alan Bev­er­stock Air­lie Beach

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