Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
A new direction for council Mayor Margaret O’Rourke’s call for input into the Community Council Plan is admirable as is the desire to find out how the community wants it’s hard-earned money spent. Council already knows residents’ spending priorities from a recent..
17-Feb-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Lack of education So another serve against the Safe Schools program has been delivered to us by former councillor Helen Leach. The question remains – why is gender diversity seen as such a threat by someone who is so personally remote from it? Why does other people’s s..
09-Feb-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Irreplaceable loss I have followed the proposed development of Nanga Gnulle in Strathdale. If this five acre significant property is sacrificed to developers for housing development this would be an irreplaceable loss to Bendigo and its citizens. This beautiful architecturally desig..
02-Feb-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
A heated question I write in response to the article in last week’s Bendigo Weekly re the speed restrictions on Vline tracks during heat waves. As noted in my letter the preceding week, there are a number of issues involved which the Vline response either avoided, ignored or gloss..
26-Jan-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
What’s the rush? The travel allowance scandals, as pointed out in Editorial, January 13 have served to highlight the depths to which politics and politicians have fallen in public esteem, and forfeited public trust. Another current example of duplicitous political behaviour ..
19-Jan-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Shoppers go to shop In my experience, and I am a keen shopper, shoppers do not go shopping to lounge around on concrete slabs, puddle about in bubbling water features or stare up at inactive hugely expensive screens that do nothing of consequence. They go to shop. If we fail to do ..
12-Jan-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Growth pains The public letter from our city mayor addressed to “Dear Rural Residents” claiming the new council is committed to listening to residents and working together productively on behalf of the whole community, raises some pertinent questions as to the city council ..
05-Jan-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Targets economical Helen Leach’s view that renewable energy targets will increase energy costs and will result in instability in our power supply is not an accurate prediction of the future and may actually undermine future economic development in regional areas. Most experts are a..
21-Dec-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
What an achievement Saad Al-Kassab is a young man who has just completed year 12 studies. He has become dux of Catholic Regional College Sydenham, in Melbourne, after earning an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 96.65. This is a remarkable achievement for any VCE student but w..
16-Dec-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
An identified problem Further to comments by Ivan Kitt (“Rail no brainer”, Bendigo Weekly, December 2). When stopping at Clarkefield and Malmsbury stations, six-car VLocity trains on the Bendigo line leave the last three passenger doors beyond the end of the platform. I w..
09-Dec-2016
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
NOTE: The Press Council has upheld a complaint about this article. Read the full adjudication here. (http://www.presscouncil.org.au/document-search/adj-1694.) THE POWER OF VOTING Recently I found myself listening as an acquaintance expressed, at length, her displeasure with a cur..
09-Dec-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Silence in the library Last week I was involved in what could be described as a very “concerning incident” in the Bendigo Goldfields Library. Or maybe I should call it a fight. Sitting at a table perusing some books, I overheard a father helping his young and submissive daugh..
02-Dec-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Umpire’s call While last week’s edition of the Bendigo Weekly is excellent and entirely readable it is disappointing that greater prominence was not given to the award for the best Victorian Umpiring Group made to the Bendigo Umpires Association. In a season where the AFL blu..
24-Nov-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Tuned out of survey I was disappointed in the Bendigo radio survey published this week as it was not a true representation of the listening habits of people in Bendigo and central Victoria The survey only listed three commercial stations and the ABC and as everyone would know there are m..
18-Nov-2016
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Change the tactics I recently sent a letter to the City of Greater Bendigo council, in protest of the over-the-top process that is bullying residents who have been managing their own organic waste for years. I applied on the correct form, supplied photos, had the council staff member com..
10-Nov-2016
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Inequity in health care
Bendigo Weekly
Now in my 67th year I have enjoyed some great services in this country and when I was younger and fully employed I had private health insurance. I never enjoyed any substantial superannuation benefits but I worked to the best of my ability and paid every cent of tax I was expected to pay. ..
03-Nov-2016
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Support appreciated
Bendigo Weekly
I am writing to express my deep gratitude to everyone who has supported, encouraged and voted for me in my unsuccessful tilt at becoming a City of Greater Bendigo councillor. Thanks all of you who pounded the pavements for me. Thanks to you who provided me with fantastic insight into y..
03-Nov-2016
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A new approach
Bendigo Weekly
Congratulations are due to all those newly elected city councillors, but of interest was the role and lobbying played by the media, state politicians and business in these elections Powerful vested interests which at times can conflict with the interests of ratepayers of Bendigo. There c..
03-Nov-2016
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School plans concern
Bendigo Weekly
The City of Greater Bendigo council has policies in relation to the early years and youth. The Safe Schools coalition and Building Respectful Relationships programs that are infiltrating primary and secondary schools in the greater city are in conflict with the city’s aim to protect and nu..
03-Nov-2016
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Knowledge to be valued
Bendigo Weekly
I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments expressed by Peter Fountain in “Opinion”, Bendigo Weekly, October 28. The article outlined the need for communities to embrace people with disabilities and perhaps alleviate the need for services where the primary focus is on disability...
03-Nov-2016
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