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Your views: on ICAC, aquatic centre and GM crops


Today, readers comment on the long legal pursuit of a bureaucrat, a new city swim centre saga, and the cost of GM.

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Commenting on the story: Former bureaucrat’s plea: ‘ICAC needs stronger independent oversight’

How wise was Premier Mike Rann in his prediction that ICAC would be a picnic for lawyers.

The current system is just that. – John Kennedy

If ever there was a case of gross injustice, this is it.

Six years of legal proceedings cost the King family $500K. How much did ICAC and the DPP spend to get a fine of $5K?

Rumour has it that the total cost was in excess of $1.4m. If this is an efficient use of taxpayers money can someone explain to we, the public, why? – Sam Matheson

Commenting on the story: Taxpayers asked to splash out for new city aquatic centre

As a taxpayer, my preference would be that the ACC had considered and accepted the offer made by the Adelaide Crows for a whole new facility in the parklands.

A state of the art facility with no cost to the taxpayer. Seemed like a no-brainer. Now a missed opportunity. – Sascha Frost

Commenting on the story: Council backing GM-free wine region puts squeeze on new minister

If I was a conspiracy theory advocate I would seriously wonder as to why the liberal government want to destroy an almost global competitive advantage in the grains market over many of our major competitors viz USA, Canada and Europe.

Farmers poor current returns for GM-free crop is not a function of the the GM-free status but more a function of the pricing mechanisms of the grains market and maybe the ACCC should be asked to look into it.

Once the GM-free status on grains is lost then our product and the income derived from its sale falls to the lowest common denominator, making sales dependent on the cheapest price. Good for the overseas based grains buyers but bad for our farmers.

Who benefits from destroying a point of differentiation? The overseas based grain companies of course, and growers in the USA, Canada and Europe.

Therefore the conspiracy theorist would surmise that the Liberal government is more interested in helping farmers in the USA, Canada and Europe. – Geoff Moore

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