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.

Letters / Bitten by dogs five times!

Letter writer DAVID HOBSON, of Spence, runs or walks most days in his local nature reserves and parks and reckons he's been bitten at least five times by unleashed dogs.

Letters / Time to fix the ugly development eyesores

Its time to fix the ugly development eyesores around the suburbs, says letter writer Sue Dyer, of Downer.

Letters / I care about Collaery!

"Columnist Robert Macklin asks 'Who cares about Bernard Collaery?'. Well, I do, for one," says WENDY WHITHAM, of Hawker. She's not alone, either. 

Letters / Government fines rather than fixes tram problem

I must be one of the “cynical Canberrans” who “are still scratching their heads over a police crackdown on jaywalking”, says letter writer LEON ARUNDELL.

Letters / Radiation fears from 5G rollout ‘well founded’

Letter writer Dr MURRAY MAY, of Cook, says that Kate Swan’s fears about the rollout of 5G are well founded and that 244 scientists from 41 countries have raised called on the World Health Organization to reduce public exposure to artificial electromagnetic fields and radiation.

Letters / Greens joined at the hip to Labor’s decisions

COLUMNIST Michael Moore has touched on a vitally important issue central to the quality of our democracy here in Canberra (“Sitting in the centre...

‘Fix My Street’ facility fixes nothing in Hughes!

Letter writer BEC HENSON says the government’s ‘Fix My Street’ service isn’t working for her in Hughes.

Letters / More hamster-wheel consultation awaits?

The City Renewal Authority’s latest report has caused much consternation and incredulity among many individuals and community groups, says letter writer SUE DYER, of Downer.

Letters / Trees, please, but no untidy gums

"At least 90 per cent of Belconnen residents I have questioned over the last few years do not support the government’s obsession with continually planting gum trees," says letter writer JUSTINE LANGDON, of Cook.  

Letters / Bush capital eroded by greed

"The vandalisation and resumption of some of the Kippax ovals by the ACT government is yet another of their notorious land grabs to increase their perception for high density and to make money," says letter writer KARNA O'DEA, of Aranda

Letters / This government is testing the true believers

"Surely even the government’s most rusted-on supporters cannot vote for this tired, complacent and high-taxing regime to be given another term!" says letter writer COLIN LYONS, of Weetangera.

Letters / Sign up and support independents

"We need a non-aligned party or independents who can hold the balance of power and who are then able to force the major parties to recognise the importance of catering to the needs of many ordinary people," says letter writer RIC HINGEE of Duffy.

Letters / The Labor government is misnamed

"The ACT Labor government is misnamed. It would be more accurate to call it the Land Sales and Developers' Consortium," says letter writer HOWARD CAREW, of Isaacs.

Letters / Scientists and their inconvenient facts

"We can only hope we see more climate action, but action that actually works as opposed to more and unhelpful hot air," says letter writer MARTIN GORDON.





Rising chamber seeks to shake off ACT government cash

Canberra Business Chamber CEO Dr Michael Schaper says the organisation has "begun to reduce" its reliance on ACT government funding, raising the question of how independent the city's principal voice of business has been of government influence over recent years.


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