Ubers and Labor

David Griffin writes: Re. “The elephant in the Uber” (yesterday). You guys ran a letter yesterday that asked about the issue of insurance for Ubers. Here is a blog post that discusses it. Uber has been caught doing many questionable things, but at this point they have at least (mostly) solved the insurance problem.

John Kotsopoulos writes: Re. “Rundle’s tips for the ALP” (yesterday).Richard Barlow’s wildly intemperate sledge at Bill Shorten  “… a paralysed deadbeat unfit for leadership” is typical of the far left who with their incessant carping against Labor end up doing the work of Tony Abbott. He along with people like Greens Senator Sarah Hanson- Young have no concept of compromise and are prepared to tolerate, and indeed sanction, a far worse outcome in pursuit of a utopian ideal. When asked about the deaths at sea arising from the activities of people smugglers  her response was a dismissive rationalisation that I will never forgive her for.

On Northern development

John Richardson writes: Re. “Northern Australia a costly distraction” (yesterday). So, Crikey says that the federal government’s assertion that “a strong north means a strong nation” is nonsensical? Whilst doubtless many would agree with Crikey’s characterisation of the government’s $5 billion development fund to underwrite “major infrastructure projects like ports, railways, pipelines and electricity generation” in northern Australia as stupid, I wonder if the US military would think it such a bad idea?

Peter Fray

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