Light rail to stadium
THERE is a possibility that Tasmania may soon get its own team in the AFL. There is also a possibility of a light rail system from Hobart to Brighton. What if they built a 40,000 seat stadium with a roof like Marvel? Because of our changeable weather the roof would be needed. Thousands of football fans would be brought right to the ground from the Northern Suburbs and thousands could pull up at the waterfront to and from the Eastern Shore and beyond. There would also be room for housing and parking, all at Macquarie Point.
HASN’T anyone in the Tasmanian Government given a thought to the Northern Suburbs railway? We need a loop circling Austins Ferry, Bridgewater, Brighton, Campania, Richmond, Sorell, Bellerive and Hobart. Hasn’t anyone looked at the development of housing in the Austins Ferry and Granton area? Four hundred new houses are on the drawing board. The railway runs right through this area now. Further development of houses is going to be in the Coal River Valley area, meanwhile a perfectly good railway is lying dormant out to Bridgewater. We have Bob Clifford offering to supply ferries to be used on the River Derwent, from Bridgewater to South Arm and areas with river access like Kingston and Blackmans Bay.
USING the correct pronouns and titles for a person is a small action which has the power to either ruin a day, or make a person feel seen and accepted. I’d like to request the Mercury take that little bit more time and effort to ensure the language in reporting aligns with the gender of the individuals in question especially when dealing with trans and non-binary individuals. If in doubt: the singular “they”, and the title “mx” exist as gender-neutral options.
Link to politicians’ pay
EVERYONE paid by the government is a public servant. State politicians are also Tasmanian public servants. Couldn’t the non-politician public servants get an increase at the same time and same percentage as those in parliament? Improved conditions could also be related to those of the parliament. Any disagreement could be referred (within a short time, say 28 days) to the independent determinator of parliamentary salaries who should give his/her findings within 28 days.