Even now as we grapple with the second-wave of Covid-19 in Victoria, we need to look beyond it to prevent the hideous consequences of a third lock-down.
There is no question that localised lockdowns, instituted from a low-case number threshold, must be a key part of this planning.
As bad as the second-wave has been in Victoria, the impact of a third lockdown would be devastating and we need to be planning now to make sure it never happens.
Pat Hockey, Castlemaine
Support our youth
Research shows that every dollar invested in early learning is returned eight-fold.
So Katherine Ellis' claim that a COVID-19 recovery plan for young people will benefit the whole community is correct ("Young people need dedicated recovery plan", 26/9).
Even before the pandemic, climate anxiety in the young was rising.
It is pleasing that government criticism of protesting students has not been evident during the pandemic, but much more can be done to adequately resource organisations like Youth Affairs Council Victoria.
Ray Peck, Hawthorn
We're not quite the same
Australia is a great, beautiful continent.
But it is being abused by many people and countries.
Workers unions are having a great political influence.
The majority of Labor politicians are, or have been union representatives, or associates.
They have become reinforced by union officials from European countries, where the totalitarian workers regimes have collapsed.
Some people believe that unions have done well and improved wages and working conditions.
Others may argue that they have destroyed our industries, or driven them overseas.
The majority of our assets and land have been sold, or pawned to foreign countries, in order to keep up the unrealistic wages and conditions.
The opinions vary according to which category people belong, but the truth remains the same.
Our living standard is deteriorating.
Jiri Kolenaty, Rushworth
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