Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
Bendigo Weekly
Faith to heal IN Response to Margaret O’Rourke CEO, Aspire Cultural and Charitable Foundation. “Faith in city’s great future”. Bendigo Weekly, May 27. Dear Margaret O’Rourke, I would first like to say that your vision for your Interfaith centre sounds great ..
03-Jun-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Need to look ahead The Bendigo Weekly correctly points out that voters want vision from the political parties (“Voters want vision”, May 20). One of the problems we face with our political system is that the four-year election cycle means that politicians tend to focus on iss..
27-May-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Dairy dilemma The events in the dairy industry over the past few weeks have devastated the dairying community which has been left high and dry by the actions of Murray Goulburn and Fonterra. This situation has been a long time in the making. The supermarkets have contributed to pus..
20-May-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
What voters should look for I refer to Colin Carrington’s letter published in the Bendigo Weekly, May 6 and wish to reply to his comments. He seems to infer that because I failed to be elected at the last council election that my views are irrelevant. To put the record righ..
13-May-2016
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Letters to the Editor
Bendigo Weekly
Take back Bendigo I too, would like to congratulate Peter Kennedy for his comment in the Bendigo Weekly dated April 22. His 2020 Vision was in keeping with our expectations from an editor of his calibre and local knowledge. Congratulations also to Andrea Metcalf (Weekly, April 22) and St..
06-May-2016
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Letters
Bendigo Weekly
Communal apathy I refer to the editor’s front page article in the Bendigo Weekly, April 22, entitled “2020 Vision”. It is a piece of work written with great insight and appreciation of what the city council has achieved, its current difficulties, and what is needed to..
29-Apr-2016
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Social media refugee stories unwelcome
Bendigo Weekly
By Pat Horan Member of Rural Australians for Refugees, Bendigo Electronic media and social media stories spread with amazing speed. Mere repetition of a story lends it credibility and few people ask “Where did this come from? Can I be sure it is true?” Unfortunately,..
22-Apr-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Support Bendigo jobs Media speculation that the federal government is preparing to announce the successful bidder for Australia’s next fleet of submarines next week ahead of the May 3 budget is an opportunity for the federal government to support Bendigo’s defence manufacturers a..
22-Apr-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Raise the speed limit While Very Fast Trains are great in theory, several studies have shown they are not economically viable in Australia. Even before the inevitable cost blowouts, it is estimated that a Brisbane to Melbourne train would cost about $114 billion, or $5000 per Australian...
15-Apr-2016
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Letters to the Editor
Bendigo Weekly
Transparency Ratepayers should take the time to read the council’s economic development strategy which outlines council’s policy or actions in regard to any “threats and challenges” to Bendigo’s business and employment opportunities. Are our councillors shi..
08-Apr-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Answer on the oval The Kennington Social Tennis Club would like to respond to your article “Oval works pushed back” in last week’s edition of the Bendigo Weekly. The article states: South Bendigo Football Netball Club (SBFNC) is in the process of relocating to the groun..
01-Apr-2016
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Letters
Bendigo Weekly
Virtue of minor parties Senators Bob Day and David Leyonhjelm wrote on March 4 in the Bendigo Weekly about what they believe is an unholy alliance between the Liberals, Nationals, Greens and Nick Xenophon and their collective attempts to reform the senate. Apart from telling us what a bu..
24-Mar-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Who do you really stand for? I would like to respond to a letter Bendigo Weekly, March 18, “Stand up or shut up” by Anthony Radford. It is a shame that a person I thought would have stood up for free speech and a diverse range of views would have been so cynical. Most of..
18-Mar-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Stance clarified I would like to correct the misinformation contained in the letter Bendigo Weekly, March 4, from Colin Burns about my “stance” on the planned broiler farm at Fosterville. Firstly, Mr Burns’ reference to my failing in supporting my own key platform item..
11-Mar-2016
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Letters
Bendigo Weekly
Myopic council Council had the opportunity, on Wednesday, March 2, to approve an expansion of the residential zone to include the previous Eaglehawk golf area. Such an expansion would have been much closer to the CBD than recently approved residential expansion at Huntly and Maiden Gul..
04-Mar-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Funding error I refer to comments made by hopeful Bendigo council candidate George Flack, with regard to the funding of the Local Government Defined Benefit superannuation plan, Bendigo Weekly, February 19. Vision Super takes its responsibility to provide Bendigo coun..
26-Feb-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
What is happening on our roads? Five pedestrians have been killed in Victoria in the past week. One of the fatalities was a 65-year-old woman who was struck and killed by a car while she was waiting at a bus stop. Another a man on a footpath picking his kids up from school. And on..
19-Feb-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Hospital needs to meet our needs I read in the Bendigo Weekly, February 5 that the state member for Bendigo West had announced the winner of a $300,000 art work for the new Bendigo Hospital. Funded by the Bendigo hospital and Bendigo Art Gallery (rate payers), no doubt Ms Edwards tho..
12-Feb-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Thank you Stan This week, Stan Liacos, city futures director for the City of Greater Bendigo carried out one last piece of advocacy for Bendigo’s tourism industry when he presented the recently completed Destination Management Plan for Regional Bendigo to the Bendigo City Council. ..
22-Jan-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Ditch penalty rates Unemployment can be devastating for young people who are trying to make their way in the world, and it is a major problem in your region. But there is something we can do about it. The restaurant, catering, retail and tourism industries are major employers of young ..
15-Jan-2016
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