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Your views: on a suspended sentence, South Rd tunnels, and voting patterns

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Today, readers comment on a suspended jail term, options for the South Rd upgrade, and wanting more media analysis and less comment.

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Sentence questioned

Commenting on the story: Suspended sentence for “shunned” Aboriginal leader

I think the outcome of this case sends an extremely poor message to the general community.

Here is a person in a position of trust who has squandered recklessly thousands of taxpayer funds on herself, and by opening and operating numerous bank accounts this was deception meticulously planned.

Both federal and state health care funds are involved here and as a member of a regional hospital Health Advisory Council,  I am well aware of the shortage of funds for our hospitals and health units. 

The reasons put forward by Magistrate McLeod of poor health, age and bankruptcy seem quite frivolous reasons quite frankly to spare this person a sentence of imprisonment for the fraudulent offence with which she was charged.

This sets a very concerning precedent indeed. – Dianne Dawson

I can’t comment on specific cases, but my eyes are hurting from reading about workers who embezzle/take/steal funds from employers but escape with a feather-slap and with magistrates making excuses for their serious criminality.

Do we have an Attorney-General, even?  Robbie Brechin

Dig, dig, dig

Commenting on the story: Thousands rally behind Thebarton Theatre as Govt allows speculation to run

In regard to this story which mentions the possibility of tunnels, if the whole thing from north to south could be tunnel, that would be a fantastic feat of putting people and community ahead of expediency.

Instead of a horrifying freeway splitting the entire city of Adelaide into two, we would have land returned to the community instead of taken away, much less noise and air pollution, contact instead of division.

It would be a wonderful result. Cathy Chua

Analysis, not comment

Commenting on the story: The numbers have it: How bloc voting splits Adelaide City Council

Thank you for your excellent article about voting patterns within the Adelaide Council.

It was well researched and presented.

It is a pity the media do not present similar articles about voting patterns in Federal and State Governments.

I strongly feel that we get far too much commentary and too little detail.

After receiving newspapers and then electronic feed for 30 years, I just stopped my subscription to The Australian for this reason. Dr Robert O’Brien

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