Nationals haven’t got this premier over a Barilaro

Nicely executed, John Barilaro, in proving once more you aren’t a workforce participant. I get the place you’re coming from, Deputy Premier. Latte-sipping metropolis slickers shouldn’t be dictating to rural communities the right way to run the land. However isn’t it higher to have these discussions within the cupboard room, not in public. All Australians need native animals to thrive. We additionally need farmers and rural communities to thrive. We additionally desire a balanced method to the setting. Cease with the foolish koala wars; we’re sick of it. Cease undermining the Premier and put some effort into fixing the problems that matter. Warwick Spencer, West Pymble

Barilaro (Barnaby with out the type) says he represents the regional inhabitants. He doesn’t characterize us. He represents an previous, outmoded mind-set and he and his colleagues usually are not supportive of a sustainable Australia. Larraine Brown, Kianga

Cents and sensibility

Good to see that John Barilaro lives as much as expectations. If it’s a matter of wage v ideas, wage all the time comes first. Harald Ehrlich, Balmain

Ministerial pay is extra vital than ideas. Neil Reckord, Armidale

It’s ironic that the one means Barilaro might wrest the headlines from the Premier was by turning the NSW Nationals into the bucolic plague. Bruce Hulbert, Lilyfield

The Nationals and Liberals ought to abandon the fiction that they’re in a useful marriage and admit that what we’re watching is nothing higher than a tussle between estranged bedfellows for his or her share of the doona.
Colin Stokes, Camperdown

The Premier is an instance I’ll now maintain as much as everybody in the right way to handle office bullying. Be calm, be conciliatory, however in the long run, name them out. Thanks, Premier. Good on you. Tim Parry, North Turramurra

Roll out the Barilaro. Michael Deeth, Como West

Blinky Invoice 1 Barilaro zero. Denis Goodwin, Dee Why

How a lot Barilaro can a Berejiklian bear? Mark Pearce, Richmond

We will all be proud that solely in Australia might koalas probably up-end a state authorities. They all the time look so harmless. Stephen Gates, Ashfield

Now shouldn’t be the time for point-scoring, PM

As soon as once more, the Prime Minister has demonstrated his double requirements and pursuit of political point-scoring by demanding premiers calm down state border restrictions whereas his authorities maintains these on Australia’s borders. I’m positive his authorities is counting on the recommendation of well being scientists, simply because the premiers are (”PM promotes hotspot model to open states”, September 11). Whereas I, too, really feel for individuals who can’t see the individuals they love and who’re sick, many individuals are struggling however many extra may very well be if the recommendation of well being specialists is ignored. Merilyn McClung, Forestville

Scott Morrison noticed match to intervene in Queensland as a result of a younger girl was denied the precise to attend her father’s funeral. The identical Scott Morrison as soon as wished to disclaim the federal government funding wanted for members of the family to journey to the funerals of refugees who tragically drowned when their boat sank off Christmas Island. Selective compassion or simply base politics? Tony Choose, Woolgoolga

Till Morrison reveals some compassion in direction of refugees, his confected outrage on restricted compassionate journey throughout restrictions stays merely political. Peter Wotton, Pyrmont

How quaint to listen to Dwelling Affairs Minister Peter Dutton accusing the Queensland Premier of hypocrisy for letting movie stars like Tom Hanks into the state . He who fortunately waived restrictions to permit a few French au pairs into the nation whereas he doggedly retains individuals detained on in detention centres. Linda Shaw, Braddon ACT

To politicise the best disaster fronting our nation in 75 years is pathetic and nicely beneath the dignity of the place of prime minister. How dare the person examine outbreaks and congratulate one premier over one other?
No condemnation when the identical premier dodged scrutiny and blame over the cruise ship debacle. This from the nice economist urging opening of borders three months in the past. We’re all Australian, PM, even non-conservative voters. Present management, embrace our variety and cease being divisive. Peter Snowden, Orange

Stubby holder stunt brings solely disgrace

It isn’t that Australia Publish demanded supply of mail gadgets: certainly it’s obliged to ship mail until the contents meet harmful good standards (”Australia Post bosses face Senate grilling”, September 11).
It isn’t that folks intervened within the supply course of, though which may go away them open to a cost of interfering with the supply of mail.
The actual subject? Firstly, that somebody in One Nation thought it applicable to ship their stubby holders to individuals impossible to be One Nation supporters. Secondly, that nobody in One Nation has taken duty for an motion that ought to disgust any individual with a modicum of decency. Peter Butler, Wyongah

Whereas there are legal guidelines towards conspiring, blackmailing and making illegal threats, I’d assume one in any other case has a proper to speak with others – with just a few legislatively outlined exceptions, equivalent to sending anthrax – by paid submit and that nobody aside from regulation enforcement officers would have the precise to intervene in or to disrupt the postal communications of others. If that’s the case, neither Australia Publish, nor Melbourne Metropolis Council, nor some other common neighborhood group ought to be searching for to look at and to regulate the content material of postal communications; and Christine Holgate in searching for to make sure the submit will get via to the addressee has acted precisely as she ought to have. Disgrace on the would-be management freaks. Ross Drynan, Lindfield

Make Rio pay

Vital because the Juukan Gorge caves are to our First Peoples, they have been greater than a document of simply Aboriginal historical past and tradition, they have been vital by way of human historical past (”HESTA demands review over Rio Tinto approach”, September 11). They need to have been protected for all. The French would lynch Jean-Sebastien Jacques if he blew up the prehistoric caves at Lascaux within the Dordogne. We should not enable the pathetically weak response of Rio Tinto cross unchallenged. The Commonwealth authorities should revoke the export licence from ore from this mine. Sean Buck, Coogee

There isn’t a doubt that the manager of Rio Tinto should be held accountable for the destruction of 46,000-year-old Aboriginal rock shelters at Juukan Gorge and that heads should roll however what about ministerial duty (”Rio Tinto CEO, top executives resign amid cave blast crisis”,, September 11)? Each Setting Minister Sussan Ley and Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt’s places of work knew three days previous to the blast and so they did nothing. Some ministers pile on Rio however usually are not able to take any duty. They need to resign as nicely. Mukul Desai, Hunters Hill

Fantasy fiction

Bob Woodward’s new ebook about US President Donald Trump in all probability gained’t shock anybody, as he merely joins the refrain of embarrassing revelations by John Bolton, Michael Cohen and Mary Trump (”In his own words”, September 11). I’m stunned that at this vital second of the presidential race, Trump’s minders haven’t printed a “memoir” detailing his superb achievements prior to now 4 years. Maybe nobody can discover sufficient materials , or they concern the memoir might be branded as fantasy fiction. Vincent Wong Killara

Trump did not wish to trigger panic so he unfold the pandemic as a substitute. Elizabeth Boyd, North Balgowlah

Trump claims he’s “a cheerleader for this nation” . I’d like to see him in a mini-skirt holding a pom-pom. Peter Procopis, Bowral

Tarnished Crown

The Herald’s editorial spells out the pertinent info earlier than the the NSW Unbiased Liquor and Gaming Authority inquiry about Crown (“Crown casinos has failed on money laundering claims”, September 11). The general public can see that the propriety of the Crown board is wholly diminished, teetering on maladministration. The query is whether or not that is sufficient for Crown to lose its licence on the brand new on line casino.

I predict that members of the board will fall on their swords, pushed from behind by the load of cash that might in any other case be misplaced by each Crown and never forgetting the federal government. The monumental edifice nearing completion at Barangaroo will all the time stay tainted with this disclosure of impropriety. Peter Neufeld, Mosman

Pilot scheme

Wildfires within the US have burned greater than two million acres, practically a 20 instances enhance in land burned by this time final 12 months (”Fierce wildfires wipe out Oregon towns”, September 11).

Appears well timed for us Aussies to rid ourselves of these idiotic submarines and pour the proceeds into shopping for some flying water tankers. There’ll by no means be a greater time to strike a discount with Qantas on procuring extra planes and as a bonus enable out-of-work pilots to maintain their eyes and palms in by ferrying water. Invoice Thomas, Citadel Hill

Police the police

Though justice has been served for Curtis Scott, what motion is the police commissioner taking towards the officers concerned (“League player Curtis Scott has final charges dismissed in court“, September 11)? Peter Mahoney, Oatley

Cometh the hour

In a digitally linked, 24/7 world with ever-increasing “versatile work hours” and the pattern to make money working from home, has daylight saving any relevance any extra (Letters, September 11)? What’s the level in creating this pointless fracas twice a 12 months? Now we have sufficient to cope with in the meanwhile with out this pointless irritation. Time to finish it nationwide now and return to 3 commonplace time zones throughout Australia all year long. Rick Kemp, Baulkham Hills

The brilliant spot on the horizon is the soon-to-come clock change. Blissful mild evenings to get pleasure from, simply what we want after an extended, darkish, cheerless winter of discontent. I can’t wait. Judy Hungerford, North Curl Curl

A tough act to comply with

Give the Oscars an Oscar (”Academy’s new diversity rules add off-screen hurdle for best picture Oscar hopefuls”, September 11). George Fishman, Vaucluse

Twisted tongues

Sure, buzz phrases have grow to be extra widespread however with all issues being thought of within the greater image, on the finish of the day, give or take: with out them our flesh pressers going ahead would have nice problem speaking and this could, to say the least, be unprecedented (Letters, September 11). Warwick Artis, Bathurst

I take subject with individuals who use “subject” fairly than “drawback”. Ian Falconer, Turramurra

Can we cease utilizing “taking a knee” – in Ounceswe are saying kneeling. John Nickel, Noosa Heads

When you’re at it eliminate the annoying “get-go”. What’s fallacious with starting or begin? Paul Grey, Daylesford (Vic)

It isn’t solely buzzwords that put my enamel on edge, it is the general misuse of English. Nouns are used as verbs (to medal on the Olympic video games) and adjectives are used as a substitute of adverbs (drive secure). Maybe we have to return to vigorous educating of English grammar in our faculties earlier than it’s too late. Margaret Grove, Abbotsford

I’m bemused by means of the wrong grammatical use of “completely different to”. The right phrase is “completely different from”. Ken Follows, Erina

What do Herald readers have towards a vibrant and evolving language? Would you fairly all of us spoke with all of the liveliness of a robotic? John Christie, Oatley


Because the ”koala wars” exploded, there was congratulations for NSW Premier and outright disdain for the Deputy Premier within the many letters which landed in our mailbox. Some requested if John Barilaro had scored an ”personal purpose”, whereas others like Sue Dyer of Downer (ACT), joked that ”at the least the koalas are more likely to survive for much longer than the NSW Nationals”.

Earlier within the week many expressed misery on the Prime Minister’s politicisation of the pandemic, together with his criticism of the Victorian Premier and his name to the Queensland Premier to open the borders. ”Abruptly Scott Morrison is displaying a ‘human face’ in his determined makes an attempt to attain low-cost political factors”, wrote Dimitris Langadinos of Harmony.

Letter writers fired up after the looks of the ”first daylight financial savings nark”, as described by Ted Hemmens of Cromer. Ought to we, or should not we? The jury is out. For Tim Schroder of Gordon, daylight financial savings is ”the jolt all of us want after months of COVID monotony”, whereas for Gerald Erickson of West Ryde, it is ”pointless”. ”It’s troublesome sufficient to do enterprise with Queenslanders however in these COVID-19 instances, it can appear they’re in a distinct time dimension,” he writes.

The dialogue about buzzwords, or ”verbal irritants”, which started with the usage of ”street map” by the Victorian Premier, grew into an exploration of all that’s fallacious with the English language. John Lees of Castlecrag felt the criticism was not warranted: ”Why achieve this a lot of your correspondents have an issue with the introduction of recent phrases and phrases into our stunning language? Please, of us, loosen up slightly and let our language proceed to develop because it has for hundreds of years.” Pat Stringa, Letters editor

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