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Today, a One Nation co-founder accuses the party’s first elected SA member of being closer to the Greens than her voters, while readers also comment on transport policy and volunteering.

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Commenting on the story: One Nation MP defends immigrants’ ‘right to maintain culture’ 

It looks like One Nation SA voters have an Upper House representative with Greens values in the SA Parliament. This is not what One Nation voters voted for.

Party leader Pauline Hanson won’t like her delivering policies that contradict One Nation party policy. If it results in any conflict we might see Sarah Game becoming an independent. If that occurs, One Nation voters will have been robbed of genuine representation of their policies in the SA parliament.

This is particularly worrying because Sarah Game’s mother is running for One Nation in the federal Senate and may, like her daughter, have similar values. The apple may not fall far from the tree. – David Ettridge, co-founder One Nation party

Commenting on the story: New lobby group wants to transform transport policy in SA

In recent years options for personal transport other than a car have get less and less, more expensive and less suitable for our needs.

The new Minister for transport seems interested in community concerns, so I hope he will take this on board and lay the basis for a sustainable transport system, before Adelaide disappears under more bitumen. – Sharon Hetzel

Speaking as an old coot, retired transport economist, modern cities need both roads and good public transport, the latter especially for commuting to work in the CBD.

Cars will always still be needed for many tasks: travel to work in non-CBD locations,  shopping, out of hours travel, shift workers etc.

I always thought that removing the once extensive light rail (trams) in the 1950s was very short sighted (and I was just a kid about 10 years old!). It seemed a no-brainer to maintain them (Melbourne got it right.) Now it costs a ‘kings ransom’ and then some, to rebuild just a small part of the network.

In the old days, there was even a right turn from King William St east up North Terrace! Easy. Boggles the mind that both Labour and Liberal governments say it can’t be done.

A commuter rail service from Mt Barker is another worthy project, to deliver a relaxed ride and avoid stressful and dangerous South Eastern Freeway peak hour traffic. Eventually, maybe, even commuter rail from as far out as Murray Bridge. – Robert Warn

Commenting on the opinion piece: Ali Clarke: Community service should be compulsory

This sounds like a great idea but there are many people already doing voluntary work via their work and businesses.

This is through many extra unpaid hours assisting clients and giving people in need a  greatly reduced rate. Also many people are already doing unpaid caring work helping family members and neighbours, or they have spent many years in caring professions and are burnt out.

So, no I don’t think it is a good idea for it be compulsory. Encouraging people to volunteer is one thing, but not compulsory. – Margaret Heidenreich

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