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HOS­PI­TAL sys­tem in melt­down — check! Affordable hous­ing a hazy mem­ory — check! Road trans­port sys­tem ter­mi­nally con­sti­pated — check! Capes flow­ing, masks on and heroic poses struck — check! The ScoMo and Will su­per­hero Tassie pop­u­la­tion ex­plo­sion thought bub­ble is all sys­tems go! Stephen Jef­fery Sandy Bay

Tim passes the Test

TIM Paine you hero. Suck it up Warnie. M. Ross New Town

Her­itage rock climb­ing

MAY­ORAL can­di­date Anna Reynolds states in her pol­icy ma­te­rial that she sup­ports her­itage listing the Or­gan Pipes of ku­nanyi/Mt Welling­ton. What does this mean for the rock-climb­ing com­mu­nity? I’m sure they’d be dis­ap­pointed if this meant they were no longer able to at­tach their equip­ment to the rock face. Charles Gre­gory Le­nah Val­ley

Sim­pler vot­ing

A LOT of peo­ple are find­ing vot­ing for the coun­cil elec­tions te­dious and time con­sum­ing. The old sys­tem was far bet­ter and sim­pli­fied the pro­ce­dure: peo­ple vote for the al­der­men and leave the elected al­der­men to vote for the lord mayor and deputy from among them­selves. This would also help to re­duce con­tention within the coun­cil. John Walsh South Ho­bart

Left from right

MANY mo­torists still in­sist on turn­ing left from the right hand lane when en­ter­ing the Morn­ing­ton round­about from the Rosny end de­spite the nu­mer­ous sig­nage and road mark­ings to the con­trary. I would sug­gest to these peo­ple that rather than abuse those who avoid a col­li­sion with you that you make an ur­gent ap­point­ment with Spec­savers. Ran­dall Cor­ney Acton Park

Bike lane won’t cut it

TO the id­iots re­spon­si­ble for in­fras­truc­ture, try do­ing your jobs. An­other bike lane is not go­ing to cut it! Push­ing peo­ple to take pub­lic trans­port or, God for­bid, walk­ing — not in Tassie’s win­ter cli­mate. In­stead of you mup­pets pock­et­ing the cash, try spend­ing it on what it was meant for … roads. Peter Churchill Howrah

Death row mercy

PAK­ISTAN’S Supreme Court is set to hear the fi­nal ap­peal of a Chris­tian woman on death row since 2010, ac­cused of in­sult­ing Mo­hammed. Of all the politi­cians to whom I have writ­ten, only one, our Se­na­tor Eric Abetz, has shown com­pas­sion and has ac­tively worked for mercy for poor Asia Bibi. Peter Troy Kingston

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