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Your views: on Bight oil drilling, Shed 26 and cashless stores

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Today, readers comment on Bight oil exploration, the potential to rehabilitate Shed 26, and the merits of cards versus cash.

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Commenting on the story: Labor to review Bight oil drill spill potential

Your story that Bill Shorten will commission a study into the consquences of an oil spill in the Bight is great news.

Morrison at the same time is vowing to cut “green tape”.

This is one day after a UN report that shows humans are destroying nature at a rate faster than ever before, and this threatens the ecosystems we rely on to survive. – Graeme McLeay

Commenting on the story: Workers, schoolchildren potentially exposed to Shed 26 asbestos: CFMEU

Based on my 33 years (born, bred, raised) of living in Sydney and seeing how our government help transform the old wharves around Sydney Harbour, I feel that the CFMEU could use its clout to help reinvent shed 26 for everyone to enjoy. Richard Forbes

Commenting on the story: San Francisco bans cashless stores

You tell us that by banning cash payments San Francisco stores are discriminating against the poor.

I don’t know how the USA operates or how it pays those on the equivalent of our Newstart, Disability and other pensions and indeed wages, but I would have thought it would operate such payments as they are for all legal payments here in Australia.

You have to have a bank or credit union account into which those payments are deposited, and those organisations issue you with a debit card.

Of course the illegal “black economy” works slightly differently, so that can be a problem in a cashless society.

Tax offices across the world would love to see cash disappear and all payments channeled through banks, etc.

Today, unless it is for just a dollar or two I no longer use cash.

I can, or rather my bank does, keep an accurate, up-to-date, real-time record of all but the very smallest transactions. Robert McCormick

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