Daily Advertiser letters to the editor: January 13, 2018

Driving Warnings Not Heeded

In spite of police reports of increasing road fatalities, helpful articles and advice by NRMA and police and by editorials and letter writers such as Bruce Harper (Daily Advertiser, December 14) there is continued bad driving and behaviour on the roads.

The reason? Mainly this: The very drivers who need to read all that good stuff and the facts never read it or if they ever do they don’t take a scrap of notice because of their ego attitude, they know it all and nobody can tell them anything.

One way to improve this is to make the teaching and training of new drivers more rigorous and the obtaining of drivers licences tougher.

Trainers and examiners need to concentrate on changing bad attitudes and habits of prospective drivers and drum into them defensive driving techniques and a far greater emphasis on attitude of courtesy in road behaviour.

Train, train, train hopeful drivers, don’t rely on them reading useful articles or fatality reports, and don’t pass them until their attitude and behaviour proves to be okay. Tough? Better by far than maimed or dead, especially if you are the innocent victim.

Paul Bosman


Father Brendan is spot on!

The very fact that Christian values were forbidden from the equation on determining the plebiscite fiasco (deceitful in its presentation) spoke to the no voters.

The whole process was designed to fool the naive and they fell for it under its clever guise of "so called love and equality" to get the yes vote over the line.

What's interesting is that marriage was designed by the Creator (Himself) in accordance with His will (not ours).

Therefore this is why religion was not permitted to be mentioned for fear the yes voters may have had second thoughts about offending God by overruling His judicial authoritative particularly when our constitution laws (on marriage) are based on His Christian values (not society's loose immoral ones), which has now been ordained as the new trend (their way) not His.

If its any comfort to the no voters who upheld His authority "when the devil does his worst God is able" (when we can't) to turn it around for our good and His glory.

Look what He did at Calvary and be encouraged.

Yvonne Rance


A shift on super

Superannuation is but a private old age pension. Why do politicians allow these private funds to be creamed off by fund managers, stock market crashes and anyone else who can get their hands on it?

What if super payments went into a government fund which would guarantee retirement payment to the superannuant?

Let us say that retirement age was set at 70 with a life expectancy of 15 years. A guaranteed annual income of $50,000 would require a nest-egg of $750,000. If the superannuant were allowed to contribute this as a tax-deductible sum during his working life, he would be guaranteed a comfortable retirement without risk of his funds being plundered.

Further, the government would no longer have the problem of soaking a decreasing proportion of taxpayers to fund old age pensions. 

There are presently over $2 trillion in private superannuation accounts. If a significant proportion of this was transferred to the government fund, the government could pay out its debts, build necessary infrastructure and have a continuing superannuation income stream to maintain its financial strength.

But, of course, the political downside is that a number of financial parasites would be out of a job.

D. A. Corbett


One of our regular letter writers wants tougher rules around getting a drivers license to help reduce the road toll. What do you think? Email letters@dailyadvertiser.com.au

One of our regular letter writers wants tougher rules around getting a drivers license to help reduce the road toll. What do you think? Email letters@dailyadvertiser.com.au


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