Dan's time will come
I am writing this letter in response to David Arscott's 'Our Truth Problem', published on November 25.
In my opinion I don't even know why we are commenting on the US elections in the first place.
It's almost as bad as ours, you vote in a PM then have a leadership spill.
When was the last time we had a PM voted into power and last more than one term?
Getting back to the truth problem, Daniel Andrews stated a long time back that he would address the hotel quarantine once everything was over.
We don't need him falling on his sword now.
He is only the figure head, his administration made those fatal mistakes and once we are well and truly in the clear I would like to think heads will roll.
I think he is just trying to lessen the blow in the hope people will think of all the good things he did.
It's all smoke and mirrors for all politicians, they make huge mistakes or brash statements and cover it up by putting their hands in the money pot as an offer of forgiveness.
The problem we have in the world now is the majority of people are either left or right and it doesn't matter who is in power, you will have the opposing sides picking apart anything they do regardless how good or bad a decision is made.
James Howden, Ascot
In spite of the science that says that fossil fuels must stay in the ground, Scott Morrison and his government insist we must have a "gas-led recovery".
Labor supports this "subject to environmental approvals to ensure communities are addressed".
The problem is "fracking", the preferred method of gas extraction, is destructive and damaging, and it seems that neither party has done their homework on this.
Fracking involves drilling deep beneath the earth's crust into bedrock, before pumping a mixture of chemicals at high pressure into the bed, releasing the gas.
It is neither responsible nor safe.
The gas is normally beneath the water table and the process, deep underground, cannot be controlled.
Gas and chemicals escape into the ground water, which is poisoned, eventually polluting the streams and lakes in the area.
If fracking is on agricultural land, the installation of the drill and thousands of metres of pipes, makes the land unusable, not to mention that farmers and their families have to put up with loud noise and bright lights throughout the night.
Those who agree to fracking on their properties, find that their livestock become sick and die, their soil is contaminated and they are being poisoned by the drinking water.
The farmer and his family have no choice other than to leave, forced off the land that was their livelihood.
If the land is a national park, the forest is destroyed and the wildlife is threatened.