Letters to the editor

It’s a dog’s life for some as cartoonist Bret Currie explains this week.Secretive Mental Health Review TribunalQueenslanders should be shocked to learn of the total disarray engulfing thesecretive Mental Health Review Tribunal under this do-nothing Palaszczuk LaborGovernment.
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Claims of unlawful appointments, nepotism and thousands of client cases still undera cloud are symptoms of a mental health system in crisis.

How can we have confidence in a system that operates in secret and is accountableto no one?

In Parliament recently we saw Labor’s Health Minister Cameron Dick ram throughlegislation to protect the secretive mental health tribunal process at the expense offamilies who have lost loved ones at the hands of patients released by the tribunal.

Queenslanders have also been left in the dark over revelations of a dodgyappointment that Mr Dick was aware of back in December and did nothing aboutuntil now.

What has been revealed over the last few months is a mental health tribunal inmeltdown and a Labor Government that is doing nothing about it.

Simply rushing through amendments to correct a major legal bungle will do nothingto answer many of the questions left unanswered.

Queenslanders deserve to have confidence in our mental health system.

It’s time Annastacia Palaszcuzk and her Health Minister offered the transparencyand accountability Queenslanders expect and deserve from their Government.

John-Paul Langbroek

LNP Shadow Minister for Health

Born FreeAll children are born atheists.

They only get religious when their parents start lying to them.

Children have to be taught to hate.

George Harley

Mount Isa

Not all FIFO is bad for the North WestWow, the Mount Isa airport just spent millions on the new carpark and upgrade and Cloncurry too.

Now this is done on the back of FIFO.

The fact the Cloncury hospital gets three times the admissions as per population would be good for business.

Why do the stories on FIFO be labelled against the mines when there are many other services not mining?

Johnny Freeman

Penalty ratesGreat editorial today (North West Star editorial, February 28) on the Fair Work Commissions determination on penalty rates.

It was very thoughtful and balanced.

Your fearless independence is really showing leadership.

Ian Macdonald

Senator for Queensland

Facebook FeedbackReaders paid their respect to Mount Isa trucker Owen Ringrose who died on March 4, aged 67.

Alma BrackRIP Owen, much love to Trish and family

Donna WrennRip old mate ur true gentlemen and u will be sadly missed by all and by eden and donna and kids. Thought are with his beautiful family. Keep on trucking up there old mate

Kate LovettRip Owen thoughts are with his family

Kamaia ThompsonSuch sad news. Love & condolences to Trish & family. One of the hardest working men I’ve ever met. He’ll be greatly missed.

Rei-Charles EdwardsYes I remember him,hard working man sad for the community he will be sadly missed by everyone Keep on trucking Owen your in the big paddock now condolences to your family

Muffy BasswoodSad news. We can all learn a lot about hard work and generosity from Owen and Trish.

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