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Your views: on a marginal Liberal seat, Aboriginal heritage, a survey and Fumbles

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Today, readers comment on the meaning of the 1.4 per cent margin in Boothby, SA Museum’s call to relax rules, a gender survey and our football coverage.

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Commenting on the story: Flint blasts Lib moderates as Labor braces for a contest

So sick of hearing Nicolle Flint and other Liberals constantly refer to Boothby as a “marginal seat”. The seat has been Liberal held since 1949!

The small margin means nothing. In reality a donkey wearing a blue ribbon could win this seat for the Liberal party. – Peter Macdonald

Commenting on the story: SA Museum call to relax ‘frustrating’ Aboriginal heritage law

An exception should be made for the SA Museum. It is a trustworthy source and needs to be respected to care for its own Indigenous treasures.

We need to circulate these artefacts in as many ways as we can to make sure Australians connect with our important heritage. – Janet Gould

Commenting on the story: What we know today, Monday May 24

I am writing in response to the heading “Pandemic blow to gender equality” because there is not statistical comparison made between males and females in your presentation of the “new report from Deloitte Global, ‘Women @ Work: A Global Outlook’.”.

This report looked only at responses from females – 10,000 of them. It may have given valid information about the changing circumstances for those 10,000 women, but there is no indication that any men were surveyed, let alone the 10,000 that would be needed to give a statistically significant comparison across genders.

The heading you have chosen to use is totally invalid, in that you are implying by innuendo that work and living conditions for males have not changed during that time period. If Deloitte Global were to conduct a statistically relevant survey then they should have surveyed the same 10,000 women on both occasions, and also have surveyed 10,000 men (the same each time) and the men should have been surveyed by male researchers.

I don’t know whether the wording of the heading was produced by one of your journalists or by Deloitte Global, but it is intentionally misleading – and many female readers will be taken in by it. – Asbjorn Kanck

Commenting on the story: Touch Of The Fumbles: 43 seconds

If you are  going to be a football writer you need to do without the sarcasm and write about the footballers, who played well etc.

Obviously you are a Crows person  but you can do without the rubbish comments about Ports. Actually you didn’t even write much about the Crows in a sensible manner either. Very disappointing. – Norma Virgo

Great article! But ouch, reminding us long term Crows supporters of earlier close losses hurt.  Thankfully, it didn’t happen this weekend.

And it was very kind of you not to mention that the first three quarters of the Collingwood-Port game were below AFL standard, or that any reasonably good team in Collingwood’s position would have buried Port. 

But don’t despair about Port winning, remember the old adage: What’s better than beating Collingwood by 10 goals? Beating them by one point. Just ask the St Kilda players in their one and only premiership, beating Collingwood by one point, in the 1966 VFL Grand Final. And I was there, as a young twentysomething!  Yes, age still does have its privileges. Twice in a lifetime. Sweet. – Alan Tyson

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