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