Letters to the editor 04/11/21

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Dear editor,

Rather amusing to drive past signs for the Fairfax LNP MP recycled from the 2019 campaign about building a stronger economy, wonder if he has caught up with the latest – government debt is now $848.8 billion as of 29 October and rising weekly.

And, no he can’t put it all down to the COVID pandemic.

When the LNP took over in 2013 gross debt was $280.3 billion. By the end of January 2020, before the pandemic impacted on Australia, it was doubled to $565 billion.

Time to bury the myth of the Liberals as the better economic managers.

Robyn Deane, 

Bli Bli.



Dear editor,

It can’t be emphasised enough, that any successful politician must be a popular local identity, with a history of engagement with and working tirelessly for his constituents. 

Our coalition State representative, Ms Fiona Simpson and Federal member for Fairfax, Ted O’Brien, lead by example. The Sunshine Coast is both a state and federal coalition seat. They both reflect the priorities and mission of the coalition, state and federal, echoing our coast’s political sensitivities.

For the new ALP’s candidate for Fairfax, nurse Sue Ferguson, it is an uphill battle to be accepted on the grounds of public identity and local history, as an unknown to the wider coastal population. This new kid on the block must prove herself over years of service, to the whole community. 

With Labor governments’ record for spending, our state government’s one-eyed focus on the Gold Coast and immersing the whole state into generational debt, it’s a bridge too far for the ALP to win the Sunshine Coast over. Fiscal intelligence is not Labor’s forte.

E. Rowe,




Dear editor,

‘Team Australia’ are pleased to announce their Great Big Climate Plan as “The Australian Way” – (no worries, she’ll be right mate, slogans, smirks, myths, beers, footie). Will the Plan hold? Just asking.

Margaret Wilkie,

Peregian Beach.


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