Re: Don't attract sharks to swimming beaches (Mandurah Mail, letter from Owen Thomas). He has no idea what he is saying. The things he is suggesting we do when fishing are completely illegal and frankly ludicrous. We were not at Falcon Bay or any other major swimming beach. We never paddled out our bait or used berley of any kind. The bait we used was mullet and that's the same bait you can use for tailor or mulloway or any number of species.
Michael Draper, Mandurah
Basil is fine
Sad that Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas is being targeted for stating the physical obvious. The LGBTIQ need to calm down. Sometimes it is unfortunate that the squeakiest hinge gets the most oil, and the LGBTIQ do a lot of squeaking.
L. Janzk, Mandurah
Dictated by nature
I will always defend, as long as they stay within the laws of society, people's right to live as they wish.
When my first child was born the nurse opened the nappy and said he's a boy. When my second child was born the nurse opened the nappy and said she's a girl.
Your genitalia have and always will dictate what sex you are, and no matter what drugs you may take, or operations you have you will always be as nature dictated. How you choose to live your life is up to you. But stop getting upset when people point out the obvious truth.
Mike Sheldon, Erskine
Tree review long overdue
I was very heartened to read in the Mandurah Mail (8/10/20) of the decision to review the Mandurah council's tree management policy.
I have been a critic of the way trees are viewed and managed in our area for some time and the danger residents are put in by Council insisting on retaining trees that are patently in dangerous and often downright negligent locations, given developments around them.
I live in Erskine and bought my property about six years ago knowing a large eucalyptus tree was just outside my rear boundary, retained by the developers on council orders in a very small four-house cul-de-sac.
It turns out to be a marri tree and borders a tiny open dry space planted with a few melaleuca trees (also proving totally inappropriate) directly under the marri tree.
- Read the full letter online at mandurahmail.com.au
Julia Samuel, Erskine (abridged)
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