“Some folks assume little ladies ought to be seen and never heard however I feel ‘Oh bondage, up yours!'”: lyrics from a well-known punk track written final century, with an essential underlying message of which Parnell Palme McGuiness ought to take be aware (“Please not within the identify of feminism”, November 15).
The times the place highly effective males might tamper with girls’s futures and get away with it, no matter their political persuasions, are completely, compellingly over. Many due to 4 Corners for doing the work. This spouse, mom and daughter is grateful. Dorin Suciu, Valentine
With all of the scandals over office relationships and subsequent resignations, we might find yourself with nobody to maintain the wheels turning (“9 boss resigns over office relationship”, November 15). Graham Lum, North Rocks
An anthem for all
Fitz mentions the issues of fixing “girt” within the nationwide anthem (“We’re one: let’s get on with singing it from the rooftops”, November 15). He suggests utilizing We Are Australian because the anthem. It has it is personal issues although, sexism: “I am a settler, I am a farmer’s spouse”. “A convict, then a free man”‘.
Why wasn’t there a farmer’s husband and a free girl? It’s unconscious sexism, like our $2 coin. It simply has an Aboriginal man, no girl to be seen. The $50 be aware has one other Aboriginal man. No Aboriginal girl on any of the opposite notes. Dennis O’Hara, Wanniassa (ACT)
Misplaced his shepherd
When Joe Biden lastly will get the presidency of America I predict an actual drawback for our Prime Minister (“Trump breaks his silence however would not pack a punch”, November 17). How can he copy the quiet Biden; what slogans can he take up and run with; what PR line can he take in?
He has grow to be extra Trump-like as time passes lastly ending up a current speech with “God Bless Australia”. I’ve no argument with seeking to God for help however, actually, is not that non-public enterprise? I felt like leaping to my toes with hand on coronary heart waving a flag. I nearly burst into The Star Spangled Banner, sorry, Advance Australia Honest. Gloria Healey, Impartial Bay.
(A lot of) stage enjoying fields
As grandparents of youngsters attending a extremely regarded Northern Seashores public faculty we learn with despair your story (“Wealthy faculties reap thousands and thousands in subsidies”, November 15). The place is the equality in funding by this Liberal authorities? Is it the Berejiklian authorities’s coverage to penalise kids who cannot but vote? Margaret Dean, Mount Wilson
It would not appear a lot cash is spent in public faculties; wealthy personal faculties get way over their fair proportion. When will we get a authorities who is ready to cease funding the elite and even the enjoying discipline ? Peter Miniutti, Ashbury
Coalfire goes chilly
The Weatherill-Emerson evaluate of federal Labor insurance policies within the wake of its Might 2019 election loss states “Labor ought to recognise coal mining will likely be an Australian trade into the foreseeable future” (“Labor divided in disaster of id”, November 15). It is a troubling declare.
Whereas metallurgical (or coking) coal, utilized in steel-making, will fulfil that prediction: thermal coal, utilized in energy technology, is destined for an early exit. The Worldwide Vitality Company has concluded that renewables, led by photo voltaic and wind, will overtake thermal coal because the world’s largest supply of electrical energy over the following 5 years. In Australia, not one of the huge 4 banks is keen to show its shareholders to the dangers posed by thermal coal, and the Lloyd’s of London syndicate Apollo has refused to insure the Adani thermal coal mine undertaking.
Thermal coal has had its day, and its supporters should get used to an “inconvenient’ reality”. Douglas Mackenzie, Deakin (ACT)