Trump and the Queen
TRIUMPHALISM abounded when Donald Trump went to see the Queen! America’s 45th President was angelic, even saying some nice things. Later at the banquet, chandeliers sparkling, he and the Queen hit it off. Pomp and ceremony was the order of the day. Make no mistake, this was not about I love or hate Donald Trump week, but essentially about the alliance between Britain and the United States. This alliance to which Australia belongs is of vital importance, especially now when certain non-democratic powers are on the rise. We must love one another or face the consequences! equates to about $150 per passenger a day. This dispels the myth that cruise passengers arrive without providing local economic benefits. Cruise tourism in Tasmania is very small by national and international standards. Careful planning is important and cruise lines are already actively engaged with local communities to ensure they’re able to maximise the benefits of cruising in a responsible way. However, claims of over-tourism are completely unfounded when discussing the relatively small number of cruise visitors in this part of the world, and Tasmania’s ability to nurture jobs and create innovative experiences for visitors will be increased as the cruise industry continues to plan for future activity in line with Tasmania, our destination partner.
IT’S good to see the highway through Bagdad is now complete. We have what’s in essence a four-lane highway only using two lanes for 20km, no overtaking areas and now the speed limit is 80, it was 100. It’s only been open a few weeks and there are several potholes already. Can’t we build roads in Tasmania?