Letters to the Editor

Bendigo Weekly – Friday, May 17, 2019

CBD may not be right Congratulations to Don Erskine and Trevor Phillips in the Bendigo Weekly, May 10 for “Dreaming big” and advocating a polycentric planning model for Greater Bendigo’s development. Don and Trevor are calling for a visionary and dramatic rethink of...

Bendigo Weekly – Friday, May 10, 2019

A climate election It is disappointing to note federal Labor member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters claiming that it is the Greens that have copied Labor on tackling climate change (Greens back local farmers, Bendigo Weekly, May 3). Just a few long-standing Greens’...

Letters – Friday, May 3, 2019

Water is the issue We have several candidates for the House of Representatives for our local seat of Bendigo.  My personal concern is water, or the lack of forward infrastructure planning re watering south-eastern Australia. No party has, or proposes, a definitive...

Bendigo Weekly – Friday, April 26, 2019

Sympathy and prayers Christchurch was horrendous. And  then, late Easter Monday the death toll in Sri Lanka was over 200 and 500 plus were confirmed injured. This scale of destruction would nearly wipe out the Sri Lankan community of Bendigo, affecting the 50-plus...

Thursday, 18 April, 2019

War on terror comes to Bendigo I speak on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans Bendigo sub-branch expressing dismay at the demand of authorities to close off all streets with solid barricades to give access to the route of the Anzac Day March and commemorative services. We...

Friday, 12 April, 2019

Careful what you ask for I write in response to a spate of letters in this column lamenting the inaction of delinquent politicians over climate change. The consumption of natural gas and petroleum products is essential to transport, small business and residential...

Friday, April 5, 2019

Cause and effects The article topic as quoted by Janet Foote (Letters, March 29) cannot be related to those campaigning in support of the climate-warming protagonists. While climate change is not contested by the majority its cause and effects certainly are subject to...


No GovHub battle I am concerned by last week’s letter to the editor from Max Turner and Lindsay Sargeant where they state “the battle is over but the war continues” in regards to the Bendigo GovHub project. This language is inflammatory and unnecessary. There was no...

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...


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