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Your views: on Formula E, Urrbrae gatehouse, Crows and reform

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Today, readers comment on a new generation motor race for SA, traffic versus heritage, Adelaide Football Club’s rebuild and education policy.

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Commenting on the story: General Motors flags end to petrol, diesel cars in bid for carbon-neutrality

Why isn’t Adelaide cooperating with the Fringe and Festival community to bring to Adelaide the first e-Formula race in Australia with exciting events added to it, now that the opportunity arises from the cancellation by the SA Liberal Government of the gas-guzzling Adelaide 500 event? 

The ALP is unfortunately  promising, if elected, to return the outmoded, limited-life race in March. Surely Adelaide events planners can accept that fossil-fuel car races are not the future and have to stop at some time soon. Worldwide environmental and sustainability objectives drive electric vehicle policy support at all governance levels.

Is there a creative way for Adelaide to incorporate e-Formula into South Australia’s exciting attractions? There will be jobs for all the providers on and off the course. It’s new, super fast, all-electric and hi-tech, designed for circuits like Monte Carlo, Paris and … Adelaide.

It has become the fastest growing motorsport series on the planet with over 411 million viewers and growing over 20% a year. They are looking for another city in Asia, and we are  competing against Bangkok, Tokyo and Jakarta.

I’m not even fan of motor sports, but object to the renewal of an outdated, environmentally damaging game, when a new opportunity with e-Formula is offering. – Julanne Sweeney

Commenting on the story: Historic Urrbrae gatehouse to be bulldozed – but study finds relocating it is ‘feasible’

Writing to you from Greece, in beautiful heritage-valued Europe, I wonder if Adelaide drivers have lost the art of patience, or the ability to drive safely around old buildings.

So a project is “designed to cut travel times and improve safety”, and these petty criteria for doing so will propel the destruction forever of heritage-listed buildings.

If such a mindset and attitude were to be allowed to fester in Europe, most of the old cities would have to be almost completely desecrated! Reduce the speed limit and allow that travel takes time. – Robert Sisson

Commenting on the story: Crows’ eSports and baseball investments under review as Fagan walks

Now that Fagan is moving on, can we look forward to a club that addresses its fans as fans and not “customers”?

With John Olsen already moving us back once again towards being a football club and not a “corporate entity”, it can only get better! – Aura Valli

It seems to me that the Crows have had more than  a touch of the fumbles for a few years now. – William Hecker 

Commenting on the story: ‘Spin doctor’ sought for Year 7 to high school campaign

Looking online, I’ve noted that the definition of reform is to, “make changes in (something, especially an institution or practice) in order to improve it.” 

The previous Government did not adopt the policy of moving year 7 students into high school, based on advice from the public service that it provided minimal education benefit. Given that a department spokesperson now refers to the move as a reform, either there has been a seismic shift in thinking within the Education Department, or a move to embrace politicised spin.

I can imagine the Department is pleased with the vast amounts of money being used to improve schools, but it is worth asking them if they still believe there are better things to spend on than building new classrooms at high schools, while mothballing significant numbers at primary level. – John Schmidt

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