Kit Carson is surely right (‘Say “yes” to a better Australia’, 1/10) to observe that the postal survey debate has morphed into a culture struggle between an ‘Old Australia’ and a proposed ‘New Australia’. Where he is grievously wrong is in supposing that the ‘progressive Australia’ he favours is an improvement on the old.
     A ‘no’ victory will assist conservatives and non-authoritarian liberals to defend a traditional Australia based on sacred revelation and metaphysical understanding, a nation in which key values are truth, freedom, honour, quality, hierarchy and equity.
NJ, Belgrave, Vic