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Your views: on Service SA, nuclear waste and monarchy

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Today, readers comment on the impact of Service SA office closures, an SA nuclear waste dump and the monarchy’s role in a democracy.

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Commenting on the story: Knoll, Lucas at odds over Service SA centres closure

It is of considerable concern that the State Transport Minister Stephan Knoll is committed to shutting down three Service SA centres.

The closure of these centres will effect older people and those more vulnerable in our society, specifically those who do not have access to computers. 

It will create an even greater barrier for people who wish to access the Advance Care Directive Do it Yourself Kit to complete their advance care directive. 

It is already very difficult for many older people and those with a disability to access these documents if they are not computer literate.

Surely the Liberal Government will not further penalise our vulnerable citizens, especially as completing this legal document is a way of appointing a decision-maker and documenting  their wishes for the future if and when  they are unable to make decisions about their care. Margaret Brown

Commenting on the story: Kimba firms as nuclear dump site after Hawker ruled out

It is not scare mongering to say the proposed nuclear waste dump will house high level nuclear waste – it is a fact.

The nuclear waste stored in Australia from France leaves France classified as high level, but it is reclassified as intermediate level in Australia.

That is a reason for concern for the whole state.

There is no safe storage of high level waste anywhere in the world 

Almost every country is looking for a place to dump high level waste.

Please help make sure it is not South Australia.

Nuclear power is closing down everywhere and is financially unviable. Robert Webb 

Commenting on the opinion piece: The Crown: weird, cruel, vacant, effective

Not only does the Queen do nothing (and do it well) but we constantly remind her of the advisability to maintain a passive role in a parliamentary democracy.

On our coins and stamps we always portray her decapitated like one of her over presumptuous predecessors.

The only quibble I have with this interpretation of the role of the monarch, is that if the monarch is the hallowed symbol of sovereignty, we should acknowledge the real flesh and bones Governor-General as the head of state. 

But please cobbers, no pomp and the minimum of ceremony.

We must remember that while the Poms invented parliament as two exclusive male clubs for lords and members of the gentry, Australia’s poor migrants and convicts made it democratic and gender neutral. Alessandro Gardini

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