OPIN­ION

Eastern Reporter Bayswater & Bassendean - - CRIME WATCH -

AS a lover of lan­guage and in par­tic­u­lar the English one, I con­stantly de­light in its use, ma­nip­u­la­tion, dou­ble mean­ing and en­ten­dre.

Your head­line of Jan­uary 9 was mis­placed how­ever. It is poor form to link the re­cent de­ploy­ment of ADF Re­serve Forces in the cat­a­strophic firestorm fac­ing Aus­tralians on our east coast.

It was never said and yes it’s a clever use of lan­guage, but we can re­port on facts and chew gum si­mul­ta­ne­ously, surely?

The coun­cil­lors of the Town of Bassendean have sim­ply made pru­dent and wise al­lo­ca­tion of funds now and into the fu­ture to guar­an­tee ex­ist­ing as­sets of the Town are im­proved and main­tained.

We are a river­front sub­urb and if we wish to main­tain our unique at­tributes, it’s time we made de­ci­sions based on river neg­a­tive, river neu­tral or river pos­i­tive out­comes.

I com­mend the Town coun­cil on this de­ci­sion and en­cour­age fur­ther. IAN BLOXHAM Bassendean

IF the next Fed­eral Elec­tion was sooner than 2022, Scott Mor­ri­son’s views on cli­mate change would be a lot dif­fer­ent.

But we all have to wait for change, wait for ac­tion and when the elec­tion gets closer we will all have to en­dure hav­ing to lis­ten to the ‘blame game’ as with ev­ery elec­tion prior, re­gard­less of what’s hap­pen­ing in Aus­tralia.

I hope we have some­thing to wait for, hope we have 16 and 17-year-olds who in 2022 will have a voice and vote.

Hope there is an Aus­tralia that isn’t burnt to the ground.

Hope we give huge re­dun­dancy pack­ages to coal min­ers and move on, give farm­ers who are strug­gling ac­cess to wa­ter and money to help them to help us.

I hope for change. SUE CAPUTI, Nol­la­mara

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