Letters to the Editor

November 16, 2018

No to incinerators A waste incinerator, whether it creates electricity or not, is a bad idea for Bendigo or anywhere in Victoria (Leach looks at waste, Bendigo Weekly, November 9). I presume Helen Leach is talking about burning waste for energy. There are cold...

November 9, 2018

Condolences Among those who comprise the committee of the Bendigo Inter-Faith Council are members of the Goldfields Congregation of Progressive Judaism. The local community are connected with the Progressive Congregation in Pittsburgh. The Bendigo Inter-Faith Council...

October 26, 2018

EGM debate Through recent media coverage, the Victorian Greens, in lock-step with the Alliance for Gambling Reform, continue to mispresent the facts about the operation of electronic gaming machines (EGMs) in Victoria. Community clubs in Victoria are immensely proud...

October 19, 2018

1080 concerns The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, must come clean about the dangers of the use of 1080 poison in agriculture and national parks. The department cannot continue to ignore the overwhelming amount of evidence from around Australia and...

October 5, 2018

Museum minister? The more I read about the proposed Bendigo Museum, the more it is sounding like an episode of Yes, Minister. You can almost hear Sir Humphrey saying, “Museum? But minister, we are planning world-class storage facilities.” While I agree that selecting...

September 27, 2018

King coal not so merry Chris McCormack’s letter (Labour DLP Candidate) is misleading as he argues that coal is our only answer to lowering power prices. Yes retail power prices have risen, but as the federal government’s own competition commission (ACCC) indicates,...

September 21, 2018

Protect the Wellsford What a wonderful asset the Wellsford State Forest is to the people of Bendigo and district. For more than 100 years this Box-Ironbark forest has benefitted generations with recreation, gold prospecting, building timbers, wildflower displays,...

September 14, 2018

Blinkered vision Eric Lakey was so embarrassed by the sight of a Bendigo street sleeper during White Night that he felt the need to write to this page about it (Burr under saddle, Bendigo Weekly, September 7). Mr Lakey says that “no decent person would want to see the...

September 7, 2018

Transport thumbs up In reply to Rob Johnson’s letter, published in the Weekly on August 24, I would say that he is being very critical of public transport in this city. I do, however, agree that council is remiss in waiving parking restrictions for new developments in...

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