Jousting on knighthoods

Crikey readers talk knighthoods, how to fund public transport and what should be done with section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

Knights’ favours

Margaret Walker writes: Re. “Crikey Clarifier: the knights (and dames) of the occasional table” (Wednesday). Being governor-general of Australia may well represent an “extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement”, but they also get a very generous salary ($394,000 for Quentin Bryce) and a host of other benefits both during and after their tenure. Do they really need more recognition?

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