Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
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 Group a..
02-Feb-2018
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Bendigo Weekly
Dog park dilemna 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 information..
25-Jan-2018
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Bendigo Weekly
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 other great act..
19-Jan-2018
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Bendigo Weekly
White-ant forest values The City of Greater Bendigo’s cagey plan to develop local forest areas into an extensive mountain bike park will white-ant environmental values. Creating a high density 50-kilometre network of trails throughout a large part of the Bendigo Regional Park for ..
20-Dec-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Dear Prime Minister It is Christmas. A time to reflect on our values and ethics. Please declare an immediate amnesty for all those detained on Nauru and Manus. It doesn’t matter how they came. It doesn’t matter who is to blame. They ha..
15-Dec-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
By-pass greedy servos We always seem to be complaining about petrol prices for the way they fluctuate. We as consumers are as much to blame for the price increase. For example there are three petrol outlets on McIvor Road. The prices are as follows: $1.39.9, $1.32.9, $1.26.9..
08-Dec-2017
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Bendigo Weekly
Demise of Liberal coalition The demise of the current federal government had its genesis in the first Abbott/Hockey horror budget that lacked compassion and was viewed by most as a scorched earth cost cutting exercise. No coherent fair reform agenda was ever visible. Abbott’s card ..
24-Nov-2017
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Bendigo Weekly
Estate disappearing I refer to Mr Mal Nolan’s letter “Backhaus Estate disappearing”, Bendigo Weekly, November 10, concerning the Backhaus Estate. Mr Nolan seems to be unaware of many of the relevant facts concerning the estate and the obligations of the three trustees...
17-Nov-2017
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Bendigo Weekly
Uniform approach The spectacle of the next level of cruelty visited upon the hapless Manus refugees by the Australian government is more than I, and my friends, can stand. One of my friends, usually a tough cookie, burst into tears of shame, rage and pity at a restaurant after she heard ..
09-Nov-2017
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Bendigo Weekly
The 600 are innocent As an Australian I am sickened and deeply ashamed of the human rights abuses being perpetrated in my name. The Manus Island 600 are innocent and have complied with international law in seeking asylum. We have illegally detained them in brutal conditions for yea..
02-Nov-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Nothing projected The article on the council’s pay toilet plan, Bendigo Weekly, October 20, and Ian Glanville’s cartoon which portrayed the Hargreaves Mall toilet reminded me of something else that we have already paid for. In this case even though ..
26-Oct-2017
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Bendigo Weekly
Ideas of morality One of the things that has come to light in the current debate over the same-sex marriage issue concerns the absence of a common ethical basis to which we can refer as we engage in the discussion. Our Australian society, like most other western societies, was largely ..
19-Oct-2017
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Bendigo Weekly
Bike trail call overdue In answer to the council’s call for views on bike trails, this is overdue and maps should have been available previously. There has probably been a misconception that cycling tourists would not inject funds into the local economy. The Sedgwick Hall is ..
13-Oct-2017
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Bendigo Weekly
Sorry state of Australia There used to be a time when Australia was a bold, adventurous, visionary, forward looking country exploring new ideas. What happened? Well along came Howard, and then Abbott, who took over the mantle of having his foot on Australia’s throat, attempting to..
06-Oct-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
A diverse Bendigo A local government council with diversity and inclusion as a professed core value should be on the front foot in support of marriage equality. The appalling failure of successive federal governments over the past decade to legislate marriage equality and, thereby, genui..
27-Sep-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Time to have Faith Time I fully support the Kangaroo Flat Community Enterprise request to name the new Olympic swimming pool in memory of Bendigo’s only Olympic gold medal swimmer – Faith Leech. As a youngster at the time, I remember how Faith’s victory brought great ho..
15-Sep-2017
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Bendigo Weekly
Be aware of our privilege Can you imagine this? Two men are standing together on the boundary at a local football game. They are discussing the much-appreciated playing skills of a relatively new player at their club. Then one man says to the other, “and he is a great contribu..
31-Aug-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Social justice an issue The letters page in the Bendigo Weekly, August 18, made for very interesting reading. Of the six letters printed, four made mention of marriage equality, and on either side of the page were letters from clerics, each representing one end of the religious spectrum...
24-Aug-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Uniform approach For many years there has been a push to redefine marriage to include unions other than one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. The discussion has often become emotional and sometimes disrespectful on both sides of the debate. The Catholic Church’s..
18-Aug-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Flood Eye software glitch The minor issue presented in last Friday’s Bendigo Weekly is between the data, and our Flood Eye software. In a nutshell, for reports other than the one in 100-year (or one per cent annual exceedance probability) flood levels, there was a small percentage..
11-Aug-2017
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