Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor
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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Letter to the editor
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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Letter to the editor
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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Letter to the editor
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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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Cheap power needed With reference to the article on the ability of Bendigo’s manufacturing sector to expand, and their problem with rapidly escalating energy costs, I don’t believe it’s going to improve unless we go back to cheaper fossil fuel power ie coal. It’s ..
04-Aug-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Wasted debate The article on waste-to-energy in the Bendigo Weekly on July 21 is very revealing. It discusses the process in a plan “released by the state government”, as applied to the Loddon-Mallee region. The spokesperson states that “the technology is not yet pr..
27-Jul-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Complex issue It has been good to read the debate about the proposed introduction of euthanasia laws within Victoria (Bendigo Weekly, Letters, Helen Leach, July 7 and Bendigo Weekly, Letters, Michelle Goldsmith, July 14), though I find that Michelle Goldsmith’s definition of “ass..
20-Jul-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Dying with dignity Suicide was decriminalised in Victoria way back in 1958. That there has long been no criminal sanction for committing suicide, however, does not lessen the lingering stigma for many Victorians. Many people of religious faith have also long been told suicide is a sin. T..
13-Jul-2017
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
PaTH program a sham Announcements made this week that major retailers will offer 10,000 exploitative PaTH internships is another demonstration of how out of touch this government is. Retailers already employ lots of younger workers and have no trouble in recruiting young workers. The..
07-Jul-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Leadership gone missing in Bendigo I’ve been patiently waiting for responses from our business and community leaders, along with local politicians, to two challenging letters to the editor by Michael McKenzie, and Robert Smallpage, early in June, calling for mandated periodic independe..
30-Jun-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Figures up in the air I refer to the article “Load figures up in the air” in the Bendigo Weekly, June 2. The article quotes unnamed council officers or councillors as having “rebutted claims the new runway at the upgraded airport is too short to receive aircraft that ca..
23-Jun-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Most riders already pay a road tax In reply to Stuart Symes’ “Rego for bikes” Bendigo Weekly, May 19, your letter made no sense as most bike riders are car drivers and already pay a petrol and road tax. As for bike lanes, bike riders also pay for them as they are ratepa..
15-Jun-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Mandate independent council reviews CITY of Greater Bendigo council then mayor Rod Fyffe, and CEO Niemann, best described the outcomes of the 2013 council Independent Review “…the achievements have been considerable and far reaching. There are the obvious and easily measured ben..
09-Jun-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Box is important Sad, sad, sad – the now historic signal box at Bendigo Railway Station is in a dreadful, dilapidated state. Irrespective of its heritage classification, it is surely worthy of maintaining for posterity. It is now time for City of Greater Bendigo, V/Line a..
02-Jun-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Win-win-win situation Far from being a “subsidised lifestyle choice” (Stuart Symes, Letters, May 19), cycling pulls its own weight and then some. Riding a bike benefits the individual and does even more for society. The individual health benefits are worth it alone with..
25-May-2017
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