Your views: on art and Rundle St, Town Hall clock, powerbrokers and nuclear waste

Today, readers comment on the old bohemian Rundle St, clock repairs, a list of local movers and shakers and the semantics of a nuclear dump versus nuclear waste storage facility.

Jan 06, 2020, updated Jan 06, 2020
Photo: Driller Jet Armstrong

Photo: Driller Jet Armstrong

Commenting on the story: Rework ageing mural to rejuvenate fading Rundle St – artist

As a graduate from Underdale SACAE I remember the days of illustrators and artists studios around Rundle St.

I had a studio space on Frome Street, above Eckersleys.

It was such a cool place at the time.

Yes to the mural being daubed by young artists.

Driller can’t daub his own work though. Maybe the art school could run it as an art project? – Kate Marshall McLeod

Commenting on the story: Ticked off: alarm bells ring for Town Hall clock

It appears that the Town Hall Clock is a bit like the current Adelaide City Council – not working properly. – Bill Hecker

Commenting on the story: Meet the power-brokers of the new Adelaide

The set of 20 power brokers who will shape SA’s future is a rather depressing list.

Of the 20, 15 may be regarded as being in the arts; film, entertainment, news broadcasting, wineries and shopping.

Of the five who deal with what may be termed social issues – one is a politician, one a unionist. 

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I do not dispute the worthiness of your 20 but the choices reflect two issues.  Firstly, if this is the journalist universe it would seem that we have a focus on the creatives – but what about those folk who are power brokers acting on behalf of the powerless? 

Secondly, it reinforces the view among politicians that they can safely ignore those who, as head of SACOSS, the Salvation Army, migrant and refugee advocacy, animal welfare, the Farmers Federation etc. seek to influence the political process.

If these 20 are indeed the main powerbrokers in SA, then we should all be concerned because that is an unbalanced list. Dr John Töns

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

I am sick and tired of the continual use of the emotive term ”nuclear waste dump”, which implies uncontrolled, exposed dumping of nuclear waste.

This language panders to and excites the opponents of this proposal, who ignore the economic benefits which could accrue to the local area and the low level of risk from a facility for low level waste

It should be more accurately described as a “nuclear waste storage facility” which should be properly constructed, controlled and maintained. – Ivan Miller

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