Letters to the Editor

Friday, March 22, 2019

Darkest day? The Christchurch terror attack has affected us all. It was terrible. I was, perhaps, affected more than some others around here. I am from Christchurch, that area is where I lived and worked for many years. Worse, my daughter works in a building next to...

Friday, March 15, 2019

Ita’s a new broom Excellent editor and great gal Ita Buttrose confronts a pongy pile of the old proverbial in her first days as chair of the Australian Broadcasting Commission. With her bucket of insight and the shovel of integrity, the watching and listening public...

Letters

Roundabout riddle It never ceases to amaze me how our council manages to fritter away our money. Take the new roundabouts at the corners of Queen and Edward streets and Hargreaves and Edward streets, and the one that has taken forever to complete in Lyttleton Terrace....

Opinion letters

GovHub inaccuracies At February’s council meeting a majority of councillors chose to sell the existing council chamber site and council become a 400-desk tenant in a $90 million GovHub on that site. Residents need accurate information to make an informed judgement...

Letters

Energy alternatives As a professional with over 35 years’ experience in the alternative energy scene, I venture a few comments in response to the letter of Cam Walker (Bendigo Weekly, February 15). Most global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels come from the...

Letters

Send the monsoon south Thinking about the flood devastation in Queensland, I remembered the then Premier of Queensland (Peter Beattie) suggesting looking at connecting the Ross River with the Murray Darling, thus sending the yearly monsoon downfall south where it was...

FEBRUARY 1, 2019

Revitalise the CBD? I wish to respond to the Weekly editorial of February 1, “New era looms”. To suggest the GovHub proposal will revitalise the city centre may prove to be wishful thinking. And co-locating our council offices at a cost of $90 million, without a...

February 1, 2019

RSPCA concerns I am writing in response to the article “RSPCA loses contract” and your editorial comment in last week’s edition of the Bendigo Weekly, to express my serious concern as to this situation, and to encourage other community members to show significant...

January 25, 2019

The facts of the matter Having just read Mr R Sadler’s response to my letter (Cart before the horse, Weekly, January 18) I am wondering which of Mr Arscott’s “facts” Mr Sadler thinks I have failed to recognise. I am reminded of Groucho Marx: “These are the facts, but...

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