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At that value, the strong gold flagpole will probably be standing lengthy after the remainder of the bridge has rusted away. Peter Kamenyitzky, Fort Hill


Credit score:Anna Kucera

Why can’t we simply change the NSW state flag with the Aboriginal flag? I’ll settle for a cheque for my share of the $25 million saved. Randi Svensen, Wyong

I like a cash tree with the most effective of them, so I want to know the place Dominic Perrottet has his planted. Over the previous week or so, he has promised tons of of hundreds of thousands of {dollars}, albeit for good and noble causes, however the place is the cash coming from? The NSW Coalition has offered off nearly each state asset, so they’re now not obtainable to generate a income. Lots of the tasks presently below means or accomplished are over finances. The premier’s caveat of federal funding help is pie within the sky pondering. The federal authorities has an enormous job to stability its finances. I doubt if it is going to be completely satisfied to assist fund $25million for one flagpole. It doesn’t bode effectively for the state’s coffers or the premier’s capacity to ship on his guarantees and never waste no matter cash he has. Susan Durman, Pyrmont

I’m positive Hoges may shortly knock up a flagpole on the bridge for lots much less cash if we chuck in some tinnies. Diane Erickson, West Ryde

Main effort can repair GP disaster

Einstein’s phrases that “Madness is doing the identical factor time and again and anticipating completely different outcomes” applies to the “perilous state” of main care companies throughout NSW cities and areas (“GP exodus places areas in danger”, June 20). There have been many failed makes an attempt. An modern method now could be to get some chosen medical faculties to run a brand new accelerated stream of coaching devoted to graduating solely main care clinicians, as has been executed in New York and another artistic establishments. This could comprise much less elitist recruitment of candidates, with presumably some well being background and educational success, and maybe an curiosity in re-training. Actual modern options should problem the drained establishment. Robyn Dalziell, Kellyville

It’s stunning that there’s a scarcity of GPs within the cities and extra so within the nation areas once we now have over 100,000 GPs and universities are producing tons of of medical doctors yearly.
Not way back, it was tough for the recent medical graduates to get an internship in hospitals.
Sure, we’ve got an issue with COVID-19, however the inhabitants hasn’t elevated by 30 per cent prior to now six years and the GPs disaster has been overblown immediately. It appears extra like a administration subject than a useful resource subject. Mukul Desai, Hunters Hill

Home of generosity

How very beneficiant of Wendy Whiteley to donate her assortment of Brett Whiteley’s work to the NSW Artwork Gallery (“A priceless cultural reward to the state”, June 20). In return, wouldn’t it not be becoming for the state or a benefactor to buy her Lavender Bay home with its well-known “secret backyard” as an adjunct to the Artwork Gallery? The property is doubly worthy of heritage itemizing; its place at Lavender Bay supplies much-needed Sydney parkland and its reference to the Whiteley household is a mirrored image of the historic and inventive worth of one in all Australia’s most well-known {couples}. Nola Tucker, Kiama

Wendy Whiteley

Wendy WhiteleyCredit score:Louie Douvis

Improvement fatigue

Am I the one one who’s struggling main growth fatigue on this metropolis (“New ferry wharves, ‘New York-style’ excessive line slated for Round Quay”,, June 19)? This disruptive challenge will take endlessly, will rip the heart out of a superbly good highway system and the not too long ago refurbished wharves at Round Quay and line the pockets of the constructing business and builders. Do we actually want it? Particularly when there are extra urgent issues, like fixing a damaged well being system, rising reasonably priced housing and paying front-line employees a wage commensurate with their very important roles. However clearly, that is all uninteresting stuff in comparison with saying extravagant tasks. Lyndall Nelson, South Turramurra

The college of life

I’m bemused by the response to the skirmish at The King’s College over the flight of the headmaster and deputy and their wives to the Henley Royal Regatta, Letters, June 20). So far as I’m involved, if the wealthy need to spend as much as $69,000 sending their boys to the college, allow them to do it.
State and commonwealth subsidies are imagined to be what the state would have spent educating these boys themselves. However the true subject is schooling for all times. I spent two years at a Sydney boarding college within the early Nineteen Sixties and concluded after that point that the boys there have been privileged brats and that the college, with its intensive sporting amenities, was a vacation camp for wealthy youngsters. I spent my main and early secondary college years at public faculties in Dubbo, mixing with kids from all walks of life and all socio-economic strata. And so far as I’m involved, coping with that was a much better schooling for me than my father paying by way of the nostril for it. They had been classes in life that I carried all by way of my profession as a journalist. Malcolm Brown, Ermington

I used to be driving previous The King’s College the opposite day and it struck me that if they need to ever lose funding, they may all the time promote a few hundred acres of faculty grounds. Barry Riley, Woy Woy

On election day 2022, the ABC visited an election sales space in Grayndler (the PM’s voters). This college is famend for its ‘theme’ democracy sausages, the place proceeds had been earmarked, this 12 months, to improve the woman’s bogs. Says all of it. Judy Love, North Haven

To date, so good

Miracle or marvel, Anthony Albanese has made a powerful begin to his time as prime minister (Letters, June 20). Together with some competent and decisive steps into worldwide relations, home affairs and social justice has gone agency foundation-laying for a First Nations “Voice” and for the long run growth of sturdy local weather coverage and motion. Our new PM appears genuinely open to innovation, session, inclusion and variety. His authorities’s first month in workplace guarantees a re-setting of how parliamentary democracy is carried out in Australia. Lengthy might it final. Meredith Williams, Northmead

Extra individuals, much less wildlife

Joanna Howe’s dialogue of immigration (“Open the (proper) doorways to immigrants”, June 20) begins from an assumption that we want expert migrants to extend our lifestyle. As if it’s Australia’s proper to let different nations pay for his or her coaching after which poach them. And nowhere does strain on our fragile atmosphere come into consideration. Over the previous 50 years, the Australian inhabitants has grown from 8 million to 26 million. On the identical time, wildlife numbers have decreased by 68 per cent. When will our lifestyle be excessive sufficient? When there are not any extra koalas, platypuses or wombats? Mary Marlow, Blackheath


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No releaf from puns

Little doubt birds and backyard pests are destroying lettuce seedlings in all places, and your correspondent’s expertise (Letters, June 20) is simply the tip of the iceberg. Doug Walker, Baulkham Hills

Let-tuce pray or lettuce prey? George Zivkovic, Northmead

Honest commerce?

I discover it exhausting to know the necessity for an inquiry into the appointment of John Barilaro (″⁣Inquiry to analyze Barilaro’s plum put up″⁣, June 20). I’m positive John appeared within the mirror and noticed himself as good for the job as commerce and funding commissioner in New York. Why the fuss? Invoice McMahon, Lennox Head

Chilly consolation

Vivid, withered, furious, shivered (Letters, June 20). No matter. Again within the days of lots, up right here on the chilly hilltop, we’d set our central heating on 22 to heat the home, then 20 to keep up. Now, it’s 16 and 15, plus 4 layers by night information time. It’s a must to be each rugged and rugged.
Brian Jones, Leura

I’ve off-peak scorching water, however I’ve by no means seen any reference to households putting in batteries which may cost off-peak. This may appear to be a helpful choice. Michael Harrington, Bonnet Bay

The digital view
New ferry wharves, ‘New York-style’ excessive line slated for Round Quay
From aardvaarkjc: $216 million to do what? Make a 50 metres or so ring round Round Quay a bit prettier? You’re left with the ugly skyscraper insanity stretching for kilometres into the gap. That type of cash could be much more usefully spent in rural NSW.

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