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YOUR SAY: Roll the Dice at Wedding Cake Rock Leader of the St. George & Sutherland Shire

I am sending a collection of images I took final Wednesday whereas strolling in Marley within the Royal Nationwide Park.

I’ve taken this stroll many instances over the many years, conscious of the elevated risks of selfie-takers on their approach to Wedding Cake Rock, which regularly plunges into the ocean, which scientists say will fall fully at any second may.

Regardless of two new indicators that explicitly level out the risks concerned … one on the bathroom block on the very starting of the route and one other with a life-size rescue employee additional alongside the route, I used to be completely amazed once I arrived on the premises – now fenced in by nationwide parks with a excessive fence coated with DO NOT CLIMBING indicators that three teenage ladies had simply climbed over and a fourth was about to do the identical.

I instantly yelled at them for being so silly, declaring that two individuals had already died there who had been doing precisely what they little question would, and that the rock was in fast hazard of collapsing.

They tried to argue, however I did not profit from taking these images that I mentioned could be posted to the newspaper whereas persevering with to berate their stupidity.

Consequently, the fourth woman didn’t climb over and the others, luckily, reluctantly climbed again earlier than venturing any nearer to the cliff and attainable catastrophe.

Sincere! I am glad I obtained there at that second … I shudder to think about the attainable consequence that the load of 4 ladies on that crumbling cliff may have had.

Maybe it’s time to put some barbed wire on the fence because the indicators do not appear to have an effect on decided fools.

Identify and handle given.

Masks yourselves, individuals!

COVID warnings will proceed throughout the county (and elsewhere) as individuals proceed to flaunt the principles. Whereas searching for groceries earlier this week, I seen a pair within the car parking zone, he was sporting his masks and hers had hers below his chin. They got here into the shop earlier than me as a result of they did not scan the QR code. Once I walked into the shop, I seen that she was nonetheless sporting the masks below her chin. I mentioned, “You forgot to place in your masks”. The fast and vehement response was: “I haven’t got to hold one, I’ve a letter”. Then I withdrew. Possibly it was true. However why was it there? On condition that two of them had been out procuring when there was solely purported to be one, and so they ignored the QR code, the cynic in me thought she was sporting the masks below her chin so it may very well be pulled up if somebody did challenged them with authority. In the event you actually cannot put on a masks, logic would counsel that you simply rent somebody to do the searching for you rather than placing your self (and others) in danger.

Marietta Hopkins, Woolooware

There may be nothing flawed with empathy

In response to the letter relating to visa issues and penalties (We won’t have a border coverage primarily based on emotions: 06/30/21) I want to ask, “Why not?”

If extra “emotions” or empathy had been integrated into insurance policies and insurance policies, we might not want royal commissions in our aged care system, juvenile detention, Black Demise custody, and the mistreatment and neglect of individuals with disabilities, to call just a few.

Given the lack of integrity and even an ethical compass in authorities in the present day, a bit of extra compassionate coverage could be a welcome aid.

And as for the younger Sri Lankan household who’ve been detained offshore for years and now on the mainland for medical care, I’ll by no means agree that younger youngsters ought to be utilized by politicians to “ship messages to others” or to assist them Deterrence. It might be an act of kindness to convey this household again to their group in Biloela, however it’s in all probability an excessive amount of to ask.

The place does the cash finish?

To this point, no prime minister / prime minister, well being minister, chief medical officer or well being minister has been fired for inflicting the unfold of COVID19. Initially, the Ruby Princess fiasco didn’t end in an officer being fired or reprimanded. Subsequent, the lodge fiasco is a short-term answer as we do not have purpose-built quarantine services. As a substitute of constructing quarantine services that we might have had, the prime minister introduced a $ 25,000 grant for households seeking to maintain the development business going. Subsequent, the Commonwealth authorities stopped shopping for the assorted vaccines. Then NSW’s Minister of Well being failed to verify the COVID19 guidelines had been enforceable and properly enforced and had a limo driver trigger the latest NSW outbreak. Will nobody take accountability and fall on their sword, or will we proceed to place up with this incompetence? Within the military we had an acronym known as FUBB (F … up past consider) and it is superb. Alan, Oyster Bay


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