Greed is the driver
City Hall warmer and drier
MUCH is being said about the homeless situation, chiefly, that everyone has a right to have a house. Like many, I was able to buy my first house only after working for 20 years and, while renting, had to adhere to a strict set of rules or face being evicted. The only thing that seems to have changed is that greed has made it almost impossible for young people to rent or buy and that seems to be where all the effort is needed. Changes allowed by state and federal governments, such as negative gearing and conversion from rental housing to Airbnb, have to be fixed or done away with so Tasmanians living on a Tasmania wage can afford to live in Tasmania.
Not another Venice
HOORAY Charles Wooley ( TasWeekend, June 8-9). It is what I have been telling my peers for months. We are killing our natural beauty, the secret is out on all social media. Please let us not become another Venice. These massive tourist liners belch out unhealthy smoke from bunker fuel as well. Not another “greenie” but I value our heritage.
Lookouts with telescopes
HAS anyone thought of installing lookouts with telescopes in remote locations? I’m thinking about giving people the ability to view the natural wonder as well as the Southern Aurora. It’s seems an inexpensive way to attract people throughout the year.
Pray for Hong Kong
WITH the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) tightening its grip on protesters in Hong Kong, let us truly pray that the police crackdown does not turn into another military sequel of a 1989 Tiananmen Square bloodbath. The Western world couldn’t surely turn their backs this time, if it happened.