Hi Andrew Constance,
I'm a lighting designer and have developed capability to screen detailed aerial-based lighting features on large scale arrangements and oceans (like the body of water around Tathra and Tathra Wharf).
My proposal is to use my lighting innovations to splash some ads on to the iconic Tathra Wharf. Red Rooster approached me some time back to do some commercial lighting activations for their branded products. Their opening up of a seafood line to Tathra could work.
Or my agency has also done some work with online gambling company Ladbrokes. Ladbrokes may be keen to use my lighting innovations to splash ads for their Sydney to Hobart online betting systems on to a seaside icon on Boxing Day.
As local member, minister for making things happen and with close ties to Gladys, I'm hoping you can steer me in the right direction to make this happen on the iconic section of the coast?
It'd be really great for the economy.
Maybe Andrew could assist in talking to his people to get my aerial lighting designs to feature Ladbrokes or Red Roosters ads on to the culturally significant and iconic Tathra Wharf?
If Sydney can compromise the cultural identity of an important icon, why can't we?
Andrew Richardson, Narooma
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In recent days we've heard of two CEOs being given their marching orders by their boards following pressure from the government.
Whether these two people were performing their roles well or not was not apparently the issue in these two cases – the ABC boss refused to sack a journalist for doing her job and putting too much heat on the politicians, and the AGL bloke's refusal to agree to Canberra's wish to extend a coal-burning generator's life, contrary to his company's financial objectives and shareholder obligations.
Both instances of undue influence are contrary to the supposedly long-held principles of the governing parties to allow market forces to prevail without big government let alone its interference – so much for consistency.
Then, of course, following other recent well publicised shenanigans in government circles and the subsequent fake news delivered to us, it would be easy to draw the conclusion that there is indeed a group within our senior elected representatives to whom bullying seems to come naturally.
We could also conclude that there are some board members out there who are also without the intestinal fortitude or even morals to withstand undue external political (bullying) pressure, but strangely we know of other instances where board members have presided over criminal activity, as being surfaced in the Banking Royal Commission, which, according to the politicians, was not needed.
It is said that in democracies voters get the governments they deserve, but surely we can't be so bad as to deserve this sort of behaviour? Bring on the federal anti-corruption agency!