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Your views: on robo-debt, Dignity Party, Lot 14 and park lands protection

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Today, readers comment on battling Centrelink, Dignity Party deregistration, the former RAH site, and park lands commercial development.

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Commenting on the story: Govt compensation demand after Centrelink robo-debt ruled illegal

I was told I owed around $2000 to Centrelink for over payment.

I spoke to numerous people but was handballed around.

I have raised my daughter alone since she was four, so trying to look after us was really hard and I went hungry a lot but made sure my daughter didn’t.

I suffer from anxiety/panic disorder and in the end it caused me too much stress, and I gave in and let them rob me because I was to unwell to fight it.

It was a very hard time for me and it’s had a long term effect on my life. Simon Cameron

Commenting on the story: Dignity Party deregistered in SA, Nationals face uncertain future

Auf wiedersehen, Dignity Party. 

Dignity, a word that seems sadly lacking from the South Australian parliament.Mike Lesiw 

Commenting on the story: “Rule this out now”: Council to oppose Lot Fourteen hotel

When the Marshall government announced the building of the hotel on the outside of the Adelaide Oval it was met with legitimate cries of opposition by hoteliers, large and small.

None of Adelaide’s existing hotels can fill their rooms even during the Tour Down Under, Mad March with all its Festivals and other events during the year.

Those living in and around Adelaide simply go back home after each event.

They cannot fill them not because of the cost, the quality of the rooms or the food in their restaurants and bistros, but simply because there are not enough people coming to Adelaide.

So just what does this government agency think it is doing by proposing to build yet another hotel on the site of the old RAH, now known as Lot 14?

Renewal SA says this hotel will be for “short stay, temporary accommodation for visiting entrepreneurs, researchers and scientists”.

Just what does this government agency think all the other hotels in Adelaide provide if not short stay, temporary, accommodation?

Adelaide needs yet another hotel like it needs a massive earthquake.

It should be remembered that Lot 14 is on part of our park lands, so as much of it should be returned to green space as possible and not covered with more bricks and mortar ugliness. – Robert McCormick

Commenting on the story: City Council tells Crows: Release park lands HQ plan or we scrap it 

The idea of building the Crows headquarters on the park lands is outrageous.

As a South Australian who fought the establishment of a stand for car racing being built in Victoria Park I am astounded that we keep building on our natural heritage.

We are in the middle of a global climate crisis and our governments at all levels are colluding with a Melbourne based company to provide $15 million of federal funding to build on our park lands. To remove more trees and shrubs. To destroy the habitat of birds and animals.

The question should not be about the nature of the design of this structure but whether it should be built at all. It shouldn’t be.

The South Australian community should be able to have confidence that whatever governments are in power, whatever Adelaide City Council is elected, our park lands will be preserved.

This isn’t the case. And we can’t trust them.

Shame on our elected officials. Gael Fraser

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