Letters to the editor: 10 September 2020

What will a deep channel do to crabs?

Philip Jones of Silver Sands sent in this photo of a Red Wattle bird in his backyard, on a recently made bird table, made from a old pizza tray on a stake. Email your photo to editor@mandurahmail.com.au

Philip Jones of Silver Sands sent in this photo of a Red Wattle bird in his backyard, on a recently made bird table, made from a old pizza tray on a stake. Email your photo to editor@mandurahmail.com.au

I have to reply to Tian An Australia (Committed to a world class marina at Point Grey, mandurahmail.com.au, 13 Aug 2020). Your letter, as far as a public relations statement, was very good.

However nowhere did you mention the deep water channel between Point Grey and the Dawesville Cut which is also part of this project.

This has always been the most important sticking point of this project since first raised years ago. I have been a permanent resident in Mandurah for 30 years and up until I gave it away, the crabbing was getting harder and harder. That's why the quotas have been cut right down.

What would your deep water channel to do this activity and is it worth the permanent risk?

Charlie Gibson, Falcon

Concerned for safety

Am I the only person to be concerned regarding the number of physically disabled elderly drivers on the roads in Mandurah?

Someone who cannot walk unaided. Who finds it difficult to get behind the wheel and into the car. Who reverses into traffic because they cannot turn their head to check what is behind.

It's downright scary to see this time and again. You only have to visit any medical centre in town to witness these people getting into their vehicles to drive away. Are they subject to the annual test to determine their reflect activity? The test also undertakes an evaluation of their fitness to drive with a degree of competence.

Never mind the unfortunate persons who may be hurt in an incident.

I know losing one's licence is a major issue. I am over 80 myself but so far I am lucky to be well and agile enough to pass the test. But event finally my time will come. And I hope I have enough respect for others and their safety to bow to the inevitable.

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Tax cuts only benefit the wealthy

The recently announced tax cuts for the wealthy will do nothing to stimulate our economy. The Government's vision that the "trickle-down" effect will work is just wishful thinking and is unlikely to help Australia's greater population get back on its feet.

These tax cuts will not benefit the homeless, the disabled, the pensioners nor the unemployed after the stimulus package has ended.

A Government for all Australians? I don't think so!

Philip Bradshaw, Mandurah

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