Restrictions must stay
I would like the current restrictions to remain for a bit longer - until Melbourne numbers are down to single figures for at least 14 days straight, as I have personally met people from the lockdown area in Bendigo.
We are not safe yet. It is to easy for people from lockdown areas to get here.
Roy Logan, Kangaroo Flat
Gilbert and Sullivan meets Utopia
The pre-budget address by the Prime Minister is just a way of getting more press coverage ("How can we future proof our future?" 2/10).
Your editorial is right to express concern about the size and seriousness of the investment.
The Modern Manufacturing Strategy and its three-word slogan "Make it happen" are an eerie combination of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Modern Major General" and the ABC's Utopia.
There is a real opportunity for the government to invest in low-emissions manufacturing industries, such as those described in Beyond Zero Emissions Million Jobs Plan, and combat global warming at the same time.
Ray Peck, Hawthorn
A factual debate is fair
Your letter Ian Cooper's letter ("Roadmap gone wrong?", 1 October) repeats a UK-based organisation's claim that the Minerals Council of Australia is a 'negative influence' on Australian climate-related policy.
The report he refers to is incorrect and based on outdated information.
The MCA Climate Action Plan released earlier this year shows the commitment by the minerals industry to decarbonisation and meaningfully addressing climate change.
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Victoria's mining industry supports thousands of jobs in the region, producing the minerals used in electronics, medicine and batteries amongst other technologies.
Emerging mineral sands and rare earths projects will produce the inputs to technologies such as wind turbine magnets which will embed Victoria in the renewable energy supply chains.
Bendigo is a proud hub for high tech mining manufacturing and services businesses supplying mining operations across Australia and the world.
Locals deserve an open minded debate on all carbon reducing technologies.
James Sorahan, Executive Director MCA Victoria, Bendigo
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