Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
The shape of our new council Voting is now over and we await the outcome of the election of our new council for the next four years. I, among others, have found it difficult to ascertain some of the candidates’ attributes and suitability for election. Mostly, the problem is th..
27-Oct-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Missing the dragon How disappointing it is that the City of Greater Bendigo council continually appears to overlook one of the city’s greatest tourism drawcards, the Golden Dragon Museum. It attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year and is rightly praised internationally fo..
20-Oct-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
A place of honour earned With council elections upon us, I wish to take this opportunity to remind all people of the City of Greater Bendigo of the impending retirement of a councillor worthy of our admiration. I refer to Cr Rod Campbell of the Eppalock Ward. Having been involved in man..
13-Oct-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Not the way ahead There is a real danger in voting for groups of candidates running together across multiple wards in this month’s Greater Bendigo council election. I worked in Sydney for five years and I saw the danger caucussing can do to a community. By caucussing, I mean g..
06-Oct-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Election lotto I’m seriously concerned about the probable outcome of the imminent election of councillors for the City of Greater Bendigo. The VEC decided four years ago to take an easy, little maintenance, approach – creating three wards with three councillors per ward. ..
29-Sep-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Uniform approach In the lead up to the federal election we were brainwashed about jobs and growth by Malcolm Turnbull and his band of faithful stooges. Yet we hear that the government is awarding contracts to a Chinese company to make defence force clothing, and not supporting our own de..
22-Sep-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Savings can be made With 1800 people already getting green organics rates exemptions, the savings for Bendigo ratepayers is over $125,000 with more to come. Another way of saving your rates dollar is to change over your big garbage bin to the small one. This will save the ratepayer..
15-Sep-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Open mindedness needed I refer to Ted Coleman’s letter (Bendigo Weekly, September 2) “Is Rod’s time up?” Ted acknowledges Rod Fyffe’s record-setting performance, as a city councillor and mayor, and it should be so acknowledged, his accomplishments have beco..
09-Sep-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
The saga continues Further to my letter in the Bendigo Weekly August 19, I promised the Weekly readers an update on two issues. These are whether it is necessary to sign the statutory declaration to be granted a green organics exemption and whether body corporates are able to use com..
02-Sep-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Code of conduct fiasco As a former councillor, I’m flabbergasted at the recent sacking and reprieve of councils and individual councillors concerning allegiance to a code of practice. I believe that the state government approach has been ham fisted and unsubstantiated. It has appl..
26-Aug-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
An informed process I write in response to Michael McKenzie’s letter “Question for candidates” (Bendigo Weekly, August 12). The budget process is informed by the council plan, liveability indicators, asset condition (where appropriate), various City of Greater Bendigo ..
18-Aug-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
One voice, one vision The treatment of children detained at the Don Dale centre in the Northern Territory revealed by the ABC’s Four Corners program has shocked Australians. One of the features of this scandal is the NT government’s secrecy about the child justice system. ..
12-Aug-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
WtE facts Michelle Goldsmith argues (Bendigo Weekly, July 30) that waste-to-energy plants which burn garbage do not meet environmental or sustainability standards. As a Bendigo resident who has researched and consulted in this area, I offer some comments. In 2005 the International E..
05-Aug-2016
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Letter to the Editor
Bendigo Weekly
Jury out on Jury A recent media report on the sitting of the Citizens’ Jury revealed just what was expected of the council ancillary. Did it deliberate on the issue and question asked: What should council spend our rates on for the future of the residents of Bendigo? If council is..
29-Jul-2016
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Letters to the Editor
Bendigo Weekly
NAIDOC stories have little to do with the facts It has been interesting reading the articles in the Bendigo Weekly for NAIDOC Week. Speaking as an elder of our families, we find many problems with the reasoning behind these stories. For that is what they are, stories, with little t..
22-Jul-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Fear campaign You have to admit a long election campaign and a close result affects many people, their expectations are shattered and they have to face the fact that so many of their dreams were built on a lie. We only have to read Ken Price’s letter in the Bendigo Weekly, July 8 t..
15-Jul-2016
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Letters to the ditor
Bendigo Weekly
Mixed message When going to vote in Saturday’s federal election at one of the local schools, I couldn’t help notice the number of slogans about respect, honesty, integrity and commonsense. If only the leadership at that school put into practice what they display then it would..
08-Jul-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Decision may bite In the past week I have heard rejoicing that the effort to prevent a mosque being built in Bendigo has failed. One comment was it was now time to move on, the mosque will be built, all will be sweetness and light. I think some people are ignoring the elephant in th..
01-Jul-2016
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Letters to the Editor
Bendigo Weekly
Positivity needed In reply to Eric Lakey’s letter “Enough is Enough”, Bendigo Weekly, June 10. Well Mr Lakey your letter sounded like the second verse from the council’s song “mall police needed”. You outline the problems of the youth in the mall ..
28-Jun-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
A volunteer’s view As a proud volunteer for over 50 years, I feel that Steve Kendall, chief of staff at the Bendigo Weekly should get his boss to let him out of his igloo, after his ill informed opinion in the June 10 issue. Please send him interstate to see the mess that paid fire..
17-Jun-2016
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