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MALCOLM Turnbull was dismissed as prime minister and yet he seems to think he still has a say in the governing of Australia by causing untold trouble with his constant interfering in the process.
When is he going to get the message, he is not wanted?
He should shut up and retire to his mansion and leave the running of the country to the man who replaced him.
A far more popular leader of the Liberals than Malcolm ever was.
People, wake up, and keep Bill Shorten. out of the Lodge. VERN EVES TWEED
I NEVER write in for a public whinge, but when I read about a southern GC councillor wanting to help destroy (instead of protect) the precious atmosphere of Coolangatta, I was flabbergasted.
Everybody knows what makes from Burleigh to the south so very different from Burleigh to the north is there are not the horrible monstrosities in the beautiful southern suburbs.
That Cr O’Neill wants to support 24-storey proposals in the Greenmount area means not only does she not ‘get it’, she should actually resign. Is it stating the obvious – nobody down here wants a second tasteless Broadbeach/Surfers? Go away. M. MCGRATH
I WOULD really like to know why is it that just about every large building site on the Coast now commandeers one lane of the road with a heap of cones and lollipop people to slow the flow of what is already a reasonably busy roadway.
There now isn’t a suburb that doesn’t suffer from this new habit.
Is this because there is no available land on the building site to put the gear to do the job?
I’m all for progress but this new habit has made the daily work drive and general drive for most motorists a slow, painful process. ROGER THOMSON
THE published article “Turnbull Fury still burns” by Andrew Bolt on Thursday 6 December saddens one’s ideology of true leadership, political or otherwise.
To infer that Malcolm Turnbull is out to destroy the entire Liberal/ National Party for his own self-satisfaction is an incredible action of any statesman of any political party.
They don’t seem to realise they have a responsibility to Australian taxpayers to act on their behalf in guiding this nation responsibly and respectfully for the benefit of all.
Turnbull’s behaviour would appear to be a ridiculous personal vendetta of which we have never seen before.
As no matter the personal hurt of a leader in any position, one must rise above it.
As it has been quoted by wiser men than this writer: “A man who conquers himself, is greater than a man who conquers a country”.
We then can be proud of this true leader, who humbles himself and can walk with dignity on the journey of life.
A Government has a responsibility of trust, as they’ve been placed there “By the people, for the people” and how they carry out their roles is a reflection on us all. KELVIN NICKALLS PARADISE POINT
WHILE Minister Kate Jones swans around Las Vegas touting for casino operators to come to the Gold Coast, and the Council argue whether it should be built on free state land or Council public land, no-one is considering the effects a second casino will have on the Gold Coast.
Besides providing another haunt for addicted gamblers, it will also have a large impact on our community clubs.
According to Clubs Queensland a second casino could force about 30 community clubs to close.
It will further impact over 330 community clubs in the southeast corner, create widespread job losses, and result in a major decline to the community funding that is provided by clubs.
This funding puts lifesavers on our beaches, and supports veterans, schools, and sports and community groups.
The Gold Coast already has three times more poker machines than Victoria and 40% more than Sydney.
The Gold Coast does not need another casino.
If you would like to tell the State Government this, there is an online petition I have created where you can have your say.