Letters 1.10.22

Why him?

REGARDING “Street to honour Indian Anzacs” (Voice, September 24, 2022).

SORRY, but thousands of Australians and Western Australians died in the Great War. 

If this Indian chap gets a road named after him why not ALL the others … or is this a form of reverse racism to satisfy a woke or political agenda?

This is wrong.

Christopher Shearwood
via perthvoiceinteractive.com


REGARDING development of Barrack Street (“Heritage song and dance,” Voice, September 17 2022). 

Apart from it being a huge carbuncle grafted on top of a bunch of fading but charismatic buildings I am also unconvinced by “a pocket park for respite and relief from the urban context.” 

A rather tortured way of saying “a scrubby bit of grass smelling of urine where you may rest and nervously nibble your sandwich, tense with the knowledge that any minute now you will be aggressively approached for dosh.” 

Is there actually any point in objecting to hideous developments in Perth? 

Milo Bell
Walcott Street, North Perth

It’s a ruddy good idea

MANY people would be aware that former prime minister Kevin Rudd has been lobbying lately for a judicial enquiry into media diversity.

His petition garnered a staggering 500,000 signatures or approximately 2 per cent of Australia’s entire population in only a month or so, if memory serves me correct.

Independent MP Zoe Daniel was going to introduce a motion in parliament before parliament being deferred due to the Queen’s passing.

I have written to my representative in parliament Josh Wilson who has replied that he will not be voting in favour of this motion.

I find this staggering in light of the groundswell support for this enquiry.

I would encourage everyone who can to email Mr Wilson and reiterate the importance of this motion and of his obligation as our representative to support these initiatives.

David Ward

Real beef with meat

A NEW study by researchers at Monash University has just reported on beef and salmon bought from Australian supermarkets. 

The study found that 55 per cent of the beef samples and 39 per cent of the salmon samples were harbouring bacteria which were resistant to a range of commonly used antibiotics.

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to fight the drugs designed to kill them. 

This is a global problem that can make infections much harder to treat. 

Experts in infectious diseases warn that millions of extra people are dying each year because antibiotics no longer work. 

Antibiotics are routinely administered to animals to make them grow faster and to prevent disease. 

Animals on today’s farms are raised in cramped and unhygienic conditions, cooped up with thousands of others, languishing in their own waste with poor ventilation, inviting contagions. 

These infections, which may be resistant to antibiotics, are easily spread to humans. 

The antibiotic-resistance crisis is predicted to kill one person every three seconds by 2050. 

England’s chief medical officer has called it “the greatest future threat to our civilisation”. This is a problem we can’t afford to ignore.

A shift to eating plant-based foods is necessary for our health, the environment, and of course would alleviate enormous suffering for animals.

Desmond Bellamy
Special Projects Coordinator PETA Australia

Where will they fit

WHERE are all the other creatures and their habitats supposed to fit in with all this sickening human overpopulation growth?

I would have thought saving the planet would be the most important thing of all and that includes all species.

More important than jobs, money and economies.

But no surprise this is what the planet hinges on.

Dumb, useless humans!Doomed to fail.

Brad Capes

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