PricewaterhouseCoopers tell us the blindingly obvious [Divisive Marriage Equality Plebiscite, 14 March]. Of course a non-binding plebiscite is wasteful procrastination. So is the plan to conduct yet more studies into climate change. Both are political cowardice, especially if details are not to be released until after the election.
But at least PWC adduce some facts and figures in support of their case. Not so with their subjective opinion that "the economy, growth, and jobs ... is the real priority for Australia". It's natural that accountants would think like that. But the rôle of government is different. It's priority is surely the quality of life of its citizens.
There aren't too many ways available for venting one's anger or frustration at some of the things happening in the world around us. One such escape valve is the good old Letter to the Editor, even if only a small proportion of them gets published. It is often well-nigh impossible to keep the discussion short enough for the newspapers. So rather that have them expire in some Editor's Trash bin, we'll preserve them for posterity here. Inevitably, though, some nuances will be lost for those unfamiliar with the background or the letter or article to which we are responding. But each is undoubtedly a miniature literary masterpiece, though you may find the themes become somewhat repetitive.