Political Future Looks Wonderful

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IN response to K.Whiteside the future you describe sounds absolutely wonderful apart from the negative way in which you describe it so I might make a few adjustments.

Gay marriage will be introduced and the love and happiness that results will spread and improve the quality of life for everyone.

Troops will be pulled out of Afghanistan and come home to be with their families rather than be buried by them.

The mining tax will be increased, forcing the overseas mining companies to pay Australia what they owe. If they choose to leave, it will open up room for more Australian-owned companies.

Coal power stations will pay a carbon tax which will speed up their replacement by friendlier and more reliable alternatives.

Wind turbines will add to the wonder and beauty of the countryside.

Fuel prices will rise anyway and hydrogen and electric cars will become the vehicles of choice.

Asylum seekers will continue to be processed and those found to be genuine will become Australians and strengthen our workforce by taking the jobs no one else wants.

Fishing and hunting will be for food only because killing isn't a sport.

Voluntary euthanasia will be introduced so that people can choose to die peacefully rather than endure an agonising death for them and those around them.

These are only a few of the things to look forward to in the next three years and beyond.

BYRON HICKSON-JAMIESON

Buderim

More rough justice

I DON'T know who is worse here (Man bashed for shoes, Daily, September 3), the grubs who attacked a hard-working train commuter without provocation or the spineless District Court Judge.

They had prior convictions for the same offence. Make examples of them Co they may then learn that decent citizens have had a gutful of their sort of behaviour. …