Letters to the Editor

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...

August 31, 2018

Numbers game The taxpayers voted those politicians to Canberra to govern the country, look what they did, back-stabbing each other left, right and centre. It is so sad to see it happen. Leadership challenge is not new, Paul Keating eventually became prime minister,...

August 10, 2018

Dragon boaters left out in the rain I recently watched the Dragon Abreast crew paddling on Lake Weeroona. When a storm hit they headed to shore and huddled under a peppercorn tree to try and keep dry. I realised that they have no facilities – just an old shed to...

August 3, 2018

Too little, too late In response to Stephen Colbert letter, Bendigo Weekly, July 27: Yes, parking meter fees are a penalty, but you must remember why they were first installed. They were installed in the late 60s early 70s to stop retailers and their staff from...

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