Park the tram and take the O-Bahn to Woden!

Letter writer IAN PEARSON, of Barton, says save the tram money and build an O-Bahn track to Woden, it works well in Adelaide.  

Flawed Hospital plans just a ‘Band-Aid’ solution

Letter writer ROBERT COURTNEY, of garran, finds it incomprehensible that the ACT government is going ahead with the SPIRE Project at the Canberra Hospital.

Please, please, Jon, return to the political fray

Letter writer HELEN WADE is pleading for former chief minister Jon Stanhope to return to the political fray.

Minister Steel not ‘stupid’, simply out of his depth

Letter writer RICHARD GORRELL, of Belconnen, says Minister Chris Steel's real weakness is his willingness to defer to his minders’ capricious, inaccurate or ill-informed advice. He is 'out of his depth'.

Housing ACT ‘dumbs down’ public housing project 

"WE'RE very likely to see Housing ACT once again cheapen and dumb-down a public housing project, in this case for chronically homeless people, through an opaque process it calls "Market Sounding," says letter writer JACK KERSHAW. 

Letters / Delivery drone noise threatens quality of life 

"It doesn’t take a lot of insight to work out that delivery drones are quality-of-life destroyers, no matter what marketing spin Wing serves up," writes reader MURRAY MAY, of Cook.

Mr Barr, what’s with the sad, ‘kaleidoscopic’ Christmas tree?

Leading our letters this week is criticism of the non-Christmas tree in Civic. 

What’s with planting all the new trees in this weather?

Reader KARNA O'DEA has written wondering why in this "horrible" dry season is the ACT government planting new trees. "It makes no sense unless you have someone like the householder prepared to be a tree guardian and water the poor things," the letter says.  

ICU nurses are under emotional pressure, too

Former registered nurse ANTHONY NOAKES, of Florey, writes that ICU 
nurses face the same emotional impact as doctors as they, too, care for
 critically ill patients and their families.

No more dangerous gum trees in the suburbs

"It is the real danger of eucalypts catching fire that should force the government to remove existing gum trees from Canberran verges and to...

Dangers of delivering rushed election promises

The ACT government is pushing ahead of the election two rushed and sparsely-detailed 2016 ALP election promises so they can be "delivered" to the point of no return by October, says letters writer SUE DYER, of Downer. 

Letters / What is it, Minister, you don’t want us to know?

"I find it very disturbing that the ACT government has willingly partnered with the Commonwealth in the implementation of its draconian and authoritarian national security regime." Great letters this week.

‘Staggering’ ACT rate rises in a low-interest world 

Letter writer MURRAY MAY, of Cook, says his rates have risen "an astounding" 161 per cent or 20 per cent per annum over the past eight years. "In a low-interest environment, where does Andrew Barr think the money is coming from to pay for these outrageous increases?" he asks.

Letters / Woman fined for ’emergency’ parking

"Jon Stanhope is right – the government doesn't give a damn. It wants your money, but not for acute health care," fumes letter writer COLLIS PARRETT, of Barton.

Letters / Trolley laws untroubled by any prosecutions

Letter writer RICHARD GORRELL cannot believe Minister Chris Steel is reliable or sincere in his promise to tackle afresh the broader problem of litter. 

Letters / We’ve got the trees, now they need the time

COLIN Lyons and Murray May (CN, letters, October 3 and 10) complain about the new suburbs of Coombs and Wright, particularly the lack of...

Letters / Greta’s a ‘shining example’ of not letting 16-year-olds vote

That "angry, ill-informed and seemingly disturbed little Swedish girl Greta Thunberg" is a shining example of why 16-year-olds should not have the vote. says letter writer BILL STEFANIAK , of Narrabundah.

Letters / Meeting turns ‘feral’ as residents react to hospital plans

"The Spire Project Public Forum to advise residents of the new building structure at Woden Hospital became feral with near all of the attending residents opposing the project," reports letter writer ROBERT COURTNEY, of Garran.

Letters / Government policies ‘seriously diminish’ our city

"The ongoing and incisive commentary by Paul Costigan, Michael Moore and Jon Stanhope in 'CityNews' about what constitutes planning and development in Canberra is testimony to how this city is being seriously diminished by the policies of this government," says letter writer COLIN LYONS, of Weetangera.

Letters / Why all dogs need to be on a leash

"Dog owners need to know that although their own dog may be well behaved in company, sadly some dogs have issues that have not yet been and maybe cannot be remedied," says letter writer JAN DARBY, of Gordon.

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