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Your views: On tennis stars in quarantine, Trumpism, heritage and more

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Today, readers comment on Novak Djokovic’s push for eased restrictions on tennis stars in quarantine, the effect of Trumpism on Australian politics, the Urrbrae gatehouse and more.

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Commenting on the story: Premiers reject Djokovic demands

These prima donnas and dons are all extraordinarily well paid. A couple of years ago one of them was reported in the US as having an annual income from playing and sponsorship deals of a whopping $US186 million – that is over $AU241 million. Over the passing years their incomes will not have dropped. The others in the list were on many 10s of millions each. These poppets can well afford to charter their own private jets to get here. They can more than afford to pay for their quarantine and all the special food and other benefits they think they deserve. Whilst they are about it may be they should just be grateful that Australia, which, compared to their own countries which are swamped with COVID-19, is fairly safe. – Robert McCormick

I am absolutely disgusted with the demands made by Djokovic on behalf of the tennis players. Who do they think they are to make such demands? They chose to come here; they are being handsomely rewarded financially. I would much rather see more workers come into Australia from the Solomon Islands and Fiji etc – they are needed to pick our crops, and they need the work as the tourist industry has come to a standstill in their own countries. Allowing them into the country would be beneficial to our economy and theirs. What good does the Australian Open do for our economy other than overpaying people who are lucky enough to play a sport that they love for their living? – Aura Valli

Commenting on the story: Trump exits the White House with Trumpism alive in Australia

One consistency in all of this. Rupert Murdoch. That is why media such as InDaily, Common Dreams, Raw and similar are essential. We don’t need left-wing media, we need unbiased media. – Geoff Stewart

Well Mark, that is your opinion and you are entitled to it, but, unfortunately, the left that has taken over ALL media doesn’t allow any opposing opinions. – Fred Driver

Commenting on the story: Rally planned to save Urrbrae gatehouse, as Govt accused of being ‘tricky’

This is just the first battle to be had to stop the government turning Cross Road to South Road into a major trucking route, especially for when the South Road “freeway” is completed. Trucks will not go along Portrush/Lower Portrush/Hampstead and Grand Junction roads to get to the industrial areas when South Road will obviously become the much quicker option. Watch the Cross/Goodwood and Cross/Belair road intersections and the railway crossing become the next targets for upgrades spun as improvements for commuters. – Peter Macdonald

In an attempt to deflect responsibility for deciding on the fate of the State Heritage-listed Waite Gatehouse, Transport Minister Corey Wingard has inappropriately offered $2 million to the University of Adelaide. This is a cynical attempt to wedge the university, which, if it rejects the offer, will be seen to be condemning the gatehouse to demolition. However, this money is not within the Minister’s purview to disburse in this manner for purely political purposes.

If the University accepts this funding package it will be complicit in diverting it away from its real and designated purpose, that is, supporting other worthy heritage projects across the state. As it turns out, in promoting this offer to the university, the Minister and his Departmental advisers have effectively wedged themselves. It is an admission that the Government believes that the gatehouse is worth saving, and that $2 million should be made available for this purpose. However, this money must be found in the Department’s budget and not plundered from an earmarked general heritage fund. – Warren Jones

Commenting on the story: Film Review: Music

It is exceedingly disappointing to see a review that disregards disabled and autistic voices. We said it was offensive, but that’s somehow okay because it was pretty? Come on. Just say you don’t care it was offensive. Autistic voices are systematically erased, and this review is absolutely part of that. – Phebe Palmer

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