Newcastle Herald Short Takes for Monday January 29 2018

REGARDING Bob Burke's Short Take (24/1): it is very un-Newcastle type behaviour, as Speers Point Park is  in Lake Macquarie.

Bryn Roberts, New Lambton

GOOD news, direct flights to Adelaide from Newcastle. At least I can shout Miss Universe a cocktail after 10pm down south, no bar closures at Big Dog’s bedtime to ruin a good night wasting away in Margaritaville.

Steve Barnett, Fingal Bay

LORD mayor Nelmes, your silence is deafening on the Stockton Beach issue.

Michael Casey, Merewether

THE Stockton beach disaster must surely get the council and the EPA off their hands to deploy the council’s beach cleaning machines to continually remove all polluting plastic and debris. Not just one pass over the area in front of the surf club, but over the full area continuously until the tip is sealed.                                     

Darryl Sharpe, Hamilton 

I WOULD like to see someone re-release one of the greatest songs to ever hit the charts, Put another log on the fire by Tompall Glaser. This iconic song could surely by a chart topper once again performed by the likes of Silverchair, or a rap version by Eminem, with Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin featured in a film clip. What a chart-topper this would be.

Brad Hill, Singleton

WHERE is the Australian shipping industry Mike Gallacher is talking about using to reduce trucking on our roads? Australia doesn't have a shipping industry, thanks to the Liberal government allowing overseas companies to do our coastal trading.     

John Bonnyman, Fern Bay

I OFTEN read David Dial's “The Hunter Remembers”. Over the years I have wondered whether anyone has taken the time to write & congratulate David for the time and effort he has put in regarding the  Centenary of World War 1. Thanks once again, David.

Daphne Hughes, Kahibah

OBVIOUSLY David Heslop (Letters 25/1) has never had anything to do with operating a truck. He proposes they should travel at slower speeds. I can guarantee this would only cause more arrogant motorists to jump in front of the trucks, therefore reducing the truck's ability to brake safely. There's a saying in the trucking industry: every car driver should spend a day in a truck to see what goes on. Most wouldn't do it because they'd have to eat humble pie.

Peter Grant, Speers Point

CORRECTION

AN article about the Goulburn River Diversion on Saturday, January 27 named Felix Resources as developer of an expanded Ulan Coal Mine in the early 1980s. White Industries was part of a consortium that developed Ulan open cut in the early 1980s, including the Goulburn River Diversion. White Industries was later taken over by Felix Resources.

THE POLLS

SHOULD venues with a record of good behaviour be allowed to trade longer?

Yes 68%, No 32%

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