Letter to the Editor

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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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
The McClure memorial I write regarding a letter to the editor from Helen Leach, who was enquiring about the development of a memorial to the late Daryl McClure. In October last year the previous council provided in principal support to establish a memorial to honour Mr McClure and to fin..
19-May-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Double track offers more In “Stoush over rail cash”, Bendigo Weekly, May 5, transport minister Allan claims that reduplication of the Bendigo line was “not a priority at this point in time.” Although disappointing, this is hardly surprising, as her department seem..
12-May-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Hopeless Journey In her article on packed, late trains in The Age on Tuesday, April 25, Elizabeth Lakey highlights the neglect and abandonment by the Andrews government with regional rail commuters. In her article she states that “2015 and 2016 were ho..
05-May-2017
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Statement offensive On St Paul’s latest subtle political statement – I find it extremely offensive: especially when fellow Christians, Yazidi and other minority religions are literally being crucified and worse by Islamic fundamentalists right now in various parts of the world. ..
20-Apr-2017
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Letters to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Councillors are calling the shots I am incredibly disappointed by Michael McKenzie’s letter to the editor, An offer to our new Council, in last Friday’s Bendigo Weekly. I have made time to meet with Mr McKenzie in my office and the meeting was pleasant and polite. Wh..
13-Apr-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Product of ignorance While not personally offended by Mr Lakey’s largely silly letter, “Fed up with beggars” (Bendigo Weekly, March 31), it was so full of fictions that I need to offer a reply. Firstly he described me as an extremely concerned lady. I am not a lady ..
06-Apr-2017
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Letter to the editor
Bendigo Weekly
Crossing the line The council have completely dropped the ball when it comes to safety and management of our school crossings. Our council, with money from the budget, funds crossing guards and maintenance. Even though we have many crossing guards who do the right thing, we als..
30-Mar-2017
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