Well folks, (who fly Qantas) hear about the latest with the removal of certain words in our English vocabulary as suddenly becoming an issue of offence to passengers.
Love and darling are now no longer to be used by the flight crew (toward passengers) while the crew are on duty. Such has drawn extreme anger nationwide from Aussie people seeing it as a whole lot of nonsense (which it is).
Love is a universal word of endearment of many gentle interpretations used often on flights to calm passengers especially children on their first flight who are feeling afraid.
To no longer show concern because the Qantas CEO has a politically correct problem suggests he had better come back down to earth. Passengers have the option of transferring to alternative airlines who show such kindness.
We Aussies who are fair dinkum happen to like these niceties and the politically correct Alan Joyce rule of thumb does not sit well with Aussie flyers who tire of the hogwash of meaningless ongoing nonsense.
A matter of fact
I have a couple of comments regarding your Monday, March 19 issue.
1. Keith Wheelers article:
He mentions “The recently poorly researched tax expose by Emma Alberici is an example of how quickly reputations are damaged when research is flippantly executed”.
Now, I know Keith would not flippantly report on something that wasn’t completely and accurately researched and he was in possession of hard evidence. I’d just like to know what his evidence of flippancy and error is.
Emma Alberici is recognised as a top financial reporter and her comments were backed by the world recognised Economist Saul Eslake. Where’s the evidence, Keith?
2. Letter from Bert Adams, Kooringal headed “Solution to High Prices”.
Bert mentions government departments that have been hived off complete with fancy CEOs on perks that are not available to Public Servants.
He cites Australia Post as an example of this and should understand that Australia Post is a Government Corporation who’s CEO is a Public Servant. The current CEO, Christine Holgate, has a salary set at $1.375 million with a possibility of bonuses limited to $1.375 in addition. A good bit lower that the $4-6 million mentioned in the letter.
If Australia Post was to make a profit, it would only happen at the instruction of the current federal government, not some profit-chasing CEO.
If you intend to write, try a bit of research to get your facts somewhere near correct.
Graeme Callander, Wagga
Better get started
There is little double that coal fired plants are the most economical. So, we should begin building enough of them for another 100 years, at least.
The trouble is (I’ve read) it takes us about 20 years from decision to fruition. So what fills the gap when liddell closes? I’ve read that Japan can build a nuclear plant in three years. So get them to build enough of them now. There are plenty of isolated sites in state forests along our South Coast. Get Bob Hawke on board to talk it up.