Immediate byelections will protect the integrity of the democratic process and will make politicians think twice, even thrice, about their behaviour following their election to Parliament.
Time more transparency and accountability on the part of our major political parties.
Michael J Gamble
The column “Private equity and Trump’s quest for jobs” (May 8) incorrectly suggests that the philanthropist and financier Michael Milken has only recently “turned” to philanthropy. In fact, he has been a major philanthropist for 45 years. His medical, public health and education initiatives grew in parallel with his business career starting in the 1970s. For details, see www.mikemilken.com.
Santa Monica, California
Thanks to Rowan Dean for his pertinent and thoroughly enjoyable “Race for Fiberty Australia Free Speech Award a close run thing” (May 6).