SHORT & SWEET
JOE: Barnaby wanted the sanctity of marriage and the private life kept private. Yep, looks like he practises what he doesn’t preach.
JULIAN: Politicians regularly sell their “memoirs” for profit via book deals. Nothing wrong with Barnaby doing the same for a TV interview.
STEVE: His quick reversal from his earlier privacy breach complaint reflects the typical politician’s hypocrisy when big bucks are involved.
PETER: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is such a great role model to families the world over. In this age of fast diminishing values, I applaud her and hold her in the highest regard (Kerry Parnell: “Mums in awe of royal wedding’s unsung hero”, 27/5).
MARIE: What a lovely article from Kerry Parnell. I agree with every word. Kate looked beautiful in every way and did a wonderful job of shepherding George and Charlotte.
CATHERINE: I’m not a monarchist, but I did think it was rude and selfish of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to get married so soon after that baby was born, knowing what it would mean for Catherine. Prince William, as president of the Football Association, was also forced to miss presenting the trophy at the FA Cup final. Surely, the wedding could have waited.
WENDY: Thank you for a great article. Catherine is the star of the supposedly royal family. I was surprised how the media largely ignored her.
FRANK: Re Peta Credlin’s article, I wish Australia would look across the Tasman and learn from New Zealand. They only have two levels of government and as a result don’t have stamp duty, land tax or payroll tax. NZ also doesn’t means test their aged pension. Everybody gets a pension, regardless of wealth, but it’s taxed.
RICHARD: Re Miranda Devine and union super, I rent and manage to save up to $7000 a year from the full aged pension. Can’t get better than that. I have no big retirement funds. It’s rich people who are the problem. It is all summed up in these words: “The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is a servant to the lender.” It’s all “rigged” by the rich.