On other mat­ters

The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

Years ago our sport­ing cul­ture gained, not just bil­lions for our state, it gained us Aus­tralia and world ac­claim. Now it ap­pears sport is ir­rel­e­vant, im­ma­te­rial, the once mighty Gabba is rub­bish, all NRL, AFL clubs, in­clud­ing rac­ing, are be­ing charged to the max and face ex­tinc­tion be­cause of state costs. Robert, Earlville Waste of space. Kerry Phelps and Ju­lia Banks just in it for them­selves. No use to any­thing con­struc­tive. Should get on a boat and sail into the South China Sea and never to be seen again. Wil­liam, Palm Cove When did we be­gin over think­ing and analysing ev­ery­thing that has to do with child­hood? I am 61 years old and grew up swing­ing on mon­key bars, slid­ing down me­tal slip­pery dips, climb­ing trees and read­ing all the Dis­ney and Broth­ers Grimm fairy­tales. I think I’m a well bal­anced, kind, com­pas­sion­ate and care­ful adult and so are most of my gen­er­a­tion, but we are the silent ma­jor­ity. Beth, Kan­im­bla An­other lot of long-winded hot air from Bill Schutz (CP, 6/12). French peo­ple are well-known for their protests. Farm­ers there block off roads when they have a griev­ance. Pres­i­dent Macron is leader of a (cen­tre right) party, far from so­cial­ist. Facts, please Bill. No one with half a brain is lis­ten­ing. Demo­crat, Aus­tralia Well, the rains ar­rived. Will be in­ter­est­ing next week if it’s still here. A cruise ship nearly ev­ery day from Sun­day. Still no cover for cruise ship pas­sen­gers at Fresh­wa­ter sta­tion, 300m walk in down­pour should make in­ter­est­ing read­ing on TripAd­vi­sor. Coach driver, Cairns On Crys­tal­brook want­ing out­side din­ing on the Es­planade. Why don’t they build their own out­side din­ing restau­rant? Why do we have to close the road just for them? They can al­ways build an over­pass with decking and bal­conies. Back to the draw­ing board I say. Mau­rice, Cairns You would have to won­der why the cladding used on the ex­te­rior of the new civic cen­tre (CPAC) was used when the un­safe rep­u­ta­tion al­ready ex­isted prior to com­mence­ment of the struc­ture. Surely there would be other ma­te­ri­als that could have been sub­sti­tuted? What is wrong with good old fash­ioned brick? Prob­a­bly not trendy, but some­times the old way, is the best way. San­dra, Mt Sheri­dan It is pour­ing rain at Clifton Beach and the street sweeper truck (or should I say street washer truck) has spent the past hour op­er­at­ing on the western side of the road. All they are achiev­ing is churn­ing up the grass edges into mud. Please Cairns coun­cil. Ed­u­cate your oper­a­tors in com­mon­sense. What a waste of ratepayer money. An­nie, Clifton Beach

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