Letters to the Editor

December 7, 2018

A unified council Having read your front page article by Sharon Kemp, Bendigo Weekly, November 23 re mayoral election, I felt compelled to write as a first time correspondent. It appears from this outsider’s view, that of a long term resident and rate payer, that this...

November 30, 2018

Swing voters not stupid Correspondence in any number of publications and media outlets appears to support the point that many in our communities detest democracy as a concept and loathe it in practice. Letters to the editor and selected editorials across some outlets...

November 23, 2018

Science is settled I was interested to read Murray McPhie’s letter (Debate needed, Bendigo Weekly, November 9) in which he claims the climate change debate still needs to be had. The science is already settled and there is no longer any debate – even if the fossil...

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,...

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