Letters to the Editor

March 16, 2018

What has Australia become? Recently a family of four – mother, father and two children, was woken at 5am by a group of police, Border Force officers and Serco guards. This little refugee family was settled in central Queensland. The father was locally employed. The...

March 23, 2018

Principal puzzle The report of BSE principal still on long leave (Bendigo Weekly, March 9) highlights the bizarre nature of this saga. The Department of Education and Training’s treatment of the school community and of Ernie Fleming in not resolving this saga of being...

March 9, 2018

Missing the history Once again Ivan Kitt has written to the Weekly (March 3) and mentions the demise of the V/Line Bendigo North Rail Workshops under Jeff Kennett’s government. But he fails to mention that under the Cain Labor government the workshops’ staff was...

March 2, 2018

Costly complaint Robert Johanson, Chairman of Directors Bendigo and Adelaide Bank might whinge about the cost of the royal commission into banking but his depositors can equally complain about the expense of the television advertising campaign he authorised. As the...

February 25, 2018

More than just a pool Decommissioning the Golden Square pool is too soon when it’s future hasn’t been properly considered and created. I have read the council report and I understand that traditionally it doesn’t make sense to have a pool within 2.5 kilometres of...

February 16, 2018

Value for service There have been rumblings recently from the City of Greater Bendigo wanting ideas how to revive the dull and uninspiring Hargreaves Mall. Unfortunately the horse has bolted due to the decision made by the council somewhere during the time between...

February 2, 2018

Council has critical role I write regarding Lyn Hartland’s question as to why the City of Greater Bendigo is not a National Disability Insurance Scheme provider (Letter to the editor, January 19, 2018). Ms Hartland noted she was a client of the city’s Planned Activity...

January 25, 2018

Dog park dilemma I visit the dog park three days a week with my two cavoodles, they love the freedom to run and play with other dogs. I enjoy meeting the other regular park visitors that come at our usual time. The dog owners have become a “family”. We share...

January 19, 2018

I fail to understand In mid-July 2003 I became a member of the planned activity group (run by the Bendigo city council). This gave me a complete new outlook on life making new friends, going on trips, having lunch out at various places along with concerts and many...

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