Letters to the Editor

May 18, 2018

Support local artists I recently read Whispers from the Gallery by Dianne Dempsey, Bendigo Weekly, April 6. It was, in short, a fairly scathing review of the current exhibition policies of the Bendigo Art Gallery under the direction of Karen Quinlan. On one hand Ms...

May 11, 2018

A change of culture Thank you for the editorial under the title “Peace at all costs” (Bendigo Weekly, April 27). You rightly emphasise “… how important sustainable peace really is. The enormous wasteful cost of war in human lives lost and scarred, in misspent...

May 4, 2018

Problems not hard to fix The Labor Party proposal noted in your news article, to clamp down on dodgy directors not paying superannuation and entitlements, is great. Like most other political initiatives it won’t change anything though. It certainly won’t deal with the...

April 27, 2018

  White Australia policy? The Australian Citizenship Bill is before the senate. The proposed amendments are unfair and unjust. A proposal to extend the waiting period for citizenship eligibility from four to eight years is a cruel blow to those asylum seekers and...

Hogan hits a high

SUCCESS is one key factor in maintaining a 400-game career, but Chris Hogan says he wouldn’t have played for half as long if not for the relationships he has made along the way. The Bendigo Braves legend will become just the seventh player in South East Australian...

April 20, 2018

  Flawed taxation I can’t agree with G Jude (Letters, April 13) that the Labor Party has a “plan to confiscate the franking credits attached to company dividends...”. Since 2007, thanks to Peter Costello’s desperation to hang on to government, we’ve not paid any tax...

April 13, 2018

Police as proxy Nothing justifies police brutality. Something that does partially explain it, however, is the lack of a properly functioning public mental health system. I am a psychiatric nurse who no longer tries to work in a “system” which is nothing short of a...

April 6, 2018

The jig is up I applaud Peter Kennedy’s column in the Weekly (“Red shirts and red flags” – March 23) but I don’t think he went far enough. Bendigo has been a safe Labor enclave since what sometimes seems to be the beginning of time. Even the bullying of the CFA and...

March 29, 2018

Franking credit debacle It appears the federal ALP is softening or changing its opinion on the proposed franking credit policy as had been outlined by Bill Shorten. Pensioners may be spared in franking move is the latest headline in the Financial Review – March 26. It...

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