Multi-hatted Morrison mocked the Constitution


Morrison’s admission that he now “doesn’t have interaction in day-to-day politics” should come as disturbing information to his constituents within the citizens of Cook dinner. Does this imply that any backbencher does the identical? Jan Bohan, Eastwood

On behalf of my gender, I can solely be relieved that Morrison didn’t copy Tony Abbott and appoint himself minister for girls as properly. Or maybe he did — which might clarify rather a lot. Susanna Gorman, North Ryde

Morrison lastly acquired one thing proper: sure, can’t belief the federal government (particularly his). Tanya Morton, Breakfast Level

Will we now have a better appreciation of the character of the previous PM? Anthony Grigor, Camden Park

I’m questioning why that outdated saying “Jack of all trades, grasp of none” instantly got here to thoughts on studying the newest revelations about our former PM. David Harrold, Kellyville

The superb a part of this fiasco is that greatest ditherer (“it isn’t a race, not a contest”) might suppose that he might make selections in so many portfolios. Winston Etingoff-Lourie, Bilambil

For a person who gave himself so many additional jobs to do, he nonetheless managed to realize nothing.
Fairly the resumé. Josie McSkimming, Coogee

For me, the really astonishing factor is the previous PM truly did one thing — and didn’t announce it. Peter Fyfe, Enmore

Remedy for healthcare ills is apparent

Marie Healy’s causes for stopping bulk billing current a compelling argument for the federal authorities to scrap Medicare funds for main healthcare medical doctors and make use of them on salaries in publicly funded clinics nationwide (“Why I’ve stopped bulk-billing after 20 years”, August 16). Jane Dargaville, Camperdown

The inherent goodwill and vocation of GPs serving their communities has been abused by governments for therefore lengthy it has sapped the spirit of my colleagues.

The individuals who undergo are our sufferers, and the numerous medical college students steering away from basic apply who will miss the privilege of being their GP. Ann Parker, Berrima

As a surgeon working in a busy public hospital, I believe your GP’s letter highlights the disaster going through basic apply (Letters, August 15). Not everybody realises the impression lack of entry to a GP has on the entire well being system. Our public hospitals are struggling at current, with lengthy delays, gridlocked emergency departments and a number of cancellations, and GP points are a significant component. Sufferers who can’t entry a GP both current to emergency or don’t search therapy, usually presenting later
with a way more complicated difficulty. Our GPs are a useful and undervalued a part of our well being system. It wants pressing consideration to draw extra of our graduates and make basic apply extra sustainable. Invoice Munro, Gosford

Rising tales of the challenges of GP apply, as outlined by Marie Healy, are alarming for the Albanese authorities and all GP sufferers. If Healy had her time over once more, she most likely wouldn’t have chosen to turn into a GP, and it is extremely comprehensible why latest medication graduates are veering away from turning into GPs.

It’s turning into abundantly clear that, amongst its many areas of neglect and inaction, the previous federal authorities has presided over the hollowing-out of Medicare. Rebates have been frozen for a substantial time, inflicting GPs like Healy to discontinue bulk billing, and threatening the viability of some practices. As well as, some specialist procedures haven’t even been allotted Medicare merchandise numbers, that means that no rebates can be found. So as to add insult, the brand new well being minister has just lately found that the previous authorities fudged the statistics on bulk-billing.

Voters rightly shall be anticipating the Albanese authorities to rectify the mistreatment of Medicare by a succession of Coalition governments, to revive some semblance of a first-rate common well being care system. The precedence right here calls for that the legislated Stage 3 tax cuts be cancelled, and, as acceptable, different tax measures be both launched or re-structured to make sure Medicare is correctly funded and sufferers can depend on receiving well being providers at cheap or negligible price. Ross Butler, Rodd Level

ABC’s older viewers are its most beneficial demographic

What absolute codswallop (“It appears Aunty has deserted the youngsters” , August 16). The place are “the youngsters” of a Friday night? They’re out with their mates at events, dance events, the older ones at nightclubs, bars … wherever.

The place are the older folks who’ve supported the ABC by way of thick and skinny over the previous many years? Many people within the autumn of our years are residence on Friday evenings. Why? Numerous causes – older age, chilly climate, creaky joints, lack of licence, poor public transport, poor well being. Or, as in our case, we fortunately select to remain residence to be comfortable and comfy after a scrumptious home-cooked meal, to look at the ABC.

The truth that Fran Kelly shall be on what sounds to be a wonderful program on the ripe outdated age of 60, heaven forbid, is one thing to stay up for. Lots of the older folks staying residence on Friday nights have a wealth of information about “tradition” in all its varieties, a lot of it gained over time by watching the ABC. They’ve extra “tradition” of their little fingers than a 20-year-old hip hop artist or comic. Margaret-Anne Hayes, Turramurra

Work difficulty

It’s true that Australian staff are benefiting within the post-COVID jobs market. Maybe we should always shut down the borders and ship residence the visa holders extra usually (“Now we have points however work isn’t one”, August 16). Graeme Finn, Summer season Hill

Lack of advantage

Latest occasions spotlight the farce of so-called “advantage choice” (“Agent-general’s job software wanted ‘therapeutic massage’, papers present”, August 16). A good friend of mine utilized for a authorities place through which he had been performing for the earlier 18 months. A much less skilled particular person from outdoors was appointed as a result of, as my good friend was informed, “he didn’t promote himself within the interview and the opposite particular person did”. One other good friend utilized for a educating promotion in her faculty. She was already doing the position unofficially. She was not appointed as a result of the principal reasoned that they already had her on the faculty and the brand new applicant would carry different abilities. Sue Martin, Clareville

Evidently a substantial amount of “massaging” is required to fill not solely this UK job, but additionally the New York one. Even then, issues haven’t gone easily. Maybe the reply to the issue is to make sure there are physiotherapists on each choice panel for these senior jobs. John Slidziunas, Woonona

Battery energy

The world’s greatest fund supervisor, BlackRock, will roll out the world’s greatest funding in grid-scale batteries in a rustic with among the world’s largest deposits of minerals (“BlackRock to spend $1b on batteries in Australia as coal closures loom”, August 16). That nation is Australia and Melbourne firm Akaysha will make them. Now that’s a excellent news story. Ray Peck, Hawthorn (Vic)

Failed marketing campaign

Like Geoff Harding (Letters, August 16), I too keep in mind the “Educate within the Solar” marketing campaign within the UK. My recollection is that it attracted extra ridicule and humour than any rush to the recruitment workplace. The life-size posters confirmed a younger man standing on the seaside, legs aside and dressed solely in educational cap and robe and a pair of budgie smugglers. Brian Collins, Cronulla

Instructor assist

Your correspondent rightly bemoans and deplores father or mother and scholar abuse in direction of academics and principals (Letters, August 16). Sadly, they’ve taken their cue from the constant denigration of academics by politicians. Whereas the politicians don’t advocate the violence, the denigration serves to encourage the disrespect that some will present subtly and others extra bodily. Along with the workload and wage points that want addressing, assist for colleges and academics by society typically is crucial if we wish our youngsters to be well-educated in whichever faculty they attend.
Invoice Irvine, Goulburn

I as soon as had a father or mother so verbally violent and defaming that I terminated the “interview”, telling her I might not proceed till I had a solicitor current. With that, she fell stunningly silent and I walked away. The scholar, a difficult Yr 9 woman, remained in my class however with a really completely different behavioural set thereafter. Brian Roach, Whitebridge

I agree with former principal Robyn Cupitt, however the different elephant within the room is the bullying and discrimination skilled by many older academics from senior executives and younger workers who’re making an attempt to climb the promotion ladder properly earlier than their time. Bruce Cuneo, Mortdale

I’ve, for the previous two years, been concerned with a public faculty to help HSC college students affected by COVID lockdowns. Throughout that point I’ve seen how onerous the academics work, how devoted they’re to instil a ardour for studying and the way usually they’re referred to as upon to fill in for different academics. The present scarcity of academics is a shame and a blight on our neighborhood. We have to rally behind them to once more elevate their skilled standing. Simply do it. Michael Blissenden, Dural

Trip the wind

Once I was in Copenhagen, pre-COVID, I used to be excited to see the attractive bridge to Malmo, Sweden, featured within the wonderful Nordic thriller Bron/The Bridge (Letters, August 16).

I used to be additionally happy, if not excited, to see the road of wind generators sweeping throughout the water alongside the bridge. They regarded lovely: swish and proper. We’ll shortly get used to seeing comparable ones off our coast. Susan Jones, Hamilton

Rum forex

Could I remind your correspondent (Letters, August 16) that Sydney Hospital, the primary hospital established in Australia, was established on the sale of rum. Certainly, the crest on the hospital coat of arms incorporates a sea eagle perched on a rum barrel, signifying the constructing of the hospital financed by the rum forex. Sydney Hospital’s motto is “Ut Primus Sic Optimus”, which translated means “As the primary, so the most effective”. John Niesche, Paddington

Man of the hour

Among the many every day gloom reported, a narrative offers pleasure and hope (“Cometh the hour, cometh the Mannix, a bush footy hero”, August 15). Seventeen-year-old Mannix Hunt steps as much as information the Barcaldine Sandgoannas to a grand remaining victory. In doing so, he lifts the spirit of a complete bush neighborhood. John Cotterill, Kingsford

Unnecessary demise

Why can we kill animals when the chance to human security relies solely on human stupidity (“Crowds spell finish for Freya”, August 16)? Tim Schroder, Gordon

Silo sighing

The silos, pictured in 1993, were painted with a mural to support Sydney’s bid for the 2000 Olympic Games. Now-defunct airline Ansett was one of the first advertisers on the billboard.

The silos, pictured in 1993, had been painted with a mural to assist Sydney’s bid for the 2000 Olympic Video games. Now-defunct airline Ansett was one of many first advertisers on the billboard.Credit score:Steve Christo

Let’s hold the silo artwork itself and the NSW Impartial Planning Fee can resolve the destiny of the billboard (“Glebe Island billboard up in blights”, August 16). These silos are a part of our heritage, as are the pictures on them. Together with the few remaining marathon blue strains and Olympic venues, they’re a tangible reminder from 2000 of a magical two weeks. Lyn Langtry, East Ryde

Can be completed

Additional to the hope that the usage of “unprecedented shall be deserted any time quickly” (Letters, August 15), I’ll add my hopes that the phrase “anytime quickly” shall be deserted “within the close to future” and even simply “quickly”. Geoff Lyons, Lane Cove

The digital view

On-line remark from one of many tales that attracted essentially the most reader suggestions yesterday on
Scott Morrison, a well-primed minister for all the pieces
From Luckorks: “I don’t maintain the hose mate, however I do management the mains water faucet. What a juxtaposition guilty everybody else round you however need whole management.”

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