Perth heading south

MY wife and I arrived in Mandurah to be with our children and grandchildren in July 201`6 from South Africa.

I am 78 and she is coming on 72.

During the immigration process we came to Perth a number of times, the first of which was in 2013, and we enjoyed the freedom of movement in a safe environment and encouraged our grandchildren to take their small dog to the pond down the road to feed the ducks and then come home for bedtime.

It is now four years later and Mandurah is not the safe place it used to be.

The frequency of the nasty types of crime we had in a third world country like South Africa with its high unemployment is exactly what is happening in first world Australia and seems to be getting worse.

This week the Times contained articles that would appear in the SA media.,

For example, the theft from building sites although in SA it is not unusual for the builder to arrive on site to find the brickwork, door and window frames of the previous have have been stolen overnight and he has been left with a clean slab.

Also shopping trolley lying on the side of the road.

Surely it would be a good source of revenue to fine anybody in possession of a trolley on a public road.

Peter Burton,