Gillian Unicomb, of Binalong Bay, believes that major political parties are determined to get rid of independent voices. SENATE TICKETTHE high-handed selection process for senators that saw Lisa Singh relegated to number sixon the Labor senate ticket, and Richard Colbeck to number fivein the Liberal lineup indicates just how little the party hacks who make these decisions care about of those who vote and particularly, loyal party members.
Can’t you hear these faceless men as they ride roughshod over public opinion?”They’ll get over it and vote for us anyway ” is their mantra.No wonder younger voters are often turned off, despairing or angry at how the major parties behave.
They see a hardworking and principled woman, Lisa Singh, shunned by the party of the ‘fair go’ because she has not allowed herself to be the unthinking servant of any faction.They see a desperate right wing of the Liberalsgetting back at Richard Colbeck.Both major parties are determined to get rid of independent voices and replace them with time serving complaisant party members who will do and say whatever they are told.But have you ever heard them (Eric Abetz aside) say anything?
Gillian Unicomb, Binalong Bay.MELANOMATASMANIANS love their football, and we all have no doubt followed the terrible news that Jarryd Roughead of the Hawthorn Football Club has suffered a recurrence of a very serious type of skin cancer called melanoma.
Did you know that:
Melanoma is the third most common cancer in women and fourth most common cancer in men in Tasmania;Melanoma is diagnosed in over 250 Tasmanians a year; andWe lose on average 30-50 Tasmanians a year to melanoma.Chances are, you or someone close to you has been affected by this cancer.MelanomaTas is a non-government organisation set up to provide assistance and support to Tasmanians who have been diagnosed with melanoma.This organisation is completely funded and serviced by Tasmanians for Tasmanians.
I urge all Tasmanians to have regular skin checks by their doctor.More information about melanoma and the support offered by melanomatas can be accessed via this link 梧桐夜网melanomatas.org419论坛/
Craig Mackie, MelanomaTas chairpersonSUPPORT FOR STUDYAGED and Community Services Tasmania and Palliative Care Tasmania would like to express support for both the findings of the Northern Hospice Feasibility Study Report and also the process undertaken.
The study included community and stakeholder consultation phases and our organisations are comfortable that the process was conducted fairly and without any predeterminations.
The majority of Tasmanians (around 70 per cent) want to die at home.In Northern Tasmania, there are a number of organisations that can help make this possible, and allow people to die with dignity in a place of their own choosing.
Where this is not possible, for whatever reason, there are a range of specialist palliative care suites, public and private hospital units (staffed by highly-skilled, multi-disciplinary teams) and residential aged care facilities who provide outstanding care, services and support to people with a life limiting illness and their families throughout the end-of-life process.It should also be noted that the report found the current standard of palliative care services in Northern Tasmania was above the Palliative Care Australia standards.
This is something for the community to be proud of. The staff and volunteers working in palliative care right across Tasmania are amongthe most professional, dedicated, selfless, and passionate in the country, and this finding is just recognition for their hard work and commitment.
Colleen Johnstone, Palliative Care Tasmaniageneral managerThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.