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Today, readers comment on the strategies behind the Adelaide Oval Hotel, urge calling for help at beach strandings, and give a quiet pat on the back.

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Curiouser and curiouser

Commenting on the story: Anatomy of the Adelaide Oval Hotel spin job

At every turn this proposal appears to be a debacle.  It is now claimed that AOSMA with the cooperation of SACA and the SANFL have conducted extensive due diligence when we have previously heard, via the Parliamentary committee, that the Crows were unaware of the proposal, as was Port Adelaide, as were clubs of the SANFL.  

Carefully chosen, selective briefings of journalist likely to be sympathetic to the proposal not only lacks transparency but appear to have been a strategy deliberately developed, based on learnings following the failure of the citizen jury established to consider a nuclear power plant in South Australia.

All this is about circumventing public input while minimising opposition to the proposal as the proponents seek funding from Government.  Where is the revenue from the sales of the oval at West Lakes and the subsequent housing development? 

At the end of the day, whatever the merits or otherwise of this proposal (and little hard evidence has been offered), the protagonists have sought to gain a “behind the door, secret deal” using taxpayer funds that would be better used for other purposes. Michael O’Neil

Next time ring for help

Commenting on the story: Close shark encounter in South-East

It surprises me that the witnesses did not go for help or call someone.

Most people have smart phones these days and a quick internet search would have located the number for the local council at least.

It is saddening to think that the shark was watched die.

I hope in future, if someone comes across a sea animal in distress they think more clearly about the options available to seek help. Jo-Anne Seater 

Well done

Commenting on the story: ‘Another side of the story’: Abiad breaks silence on Team Adelaide

As a former  newspaper editor, I was impressed by  the impartial and informative article on “Team Adelaide”.

It was sound journalism at its best; non-judgemental, fair, and covered an important local-government issue which could influence future decisions by the Adelaide City Council. Well done. John Scales

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