Police may see themselves as the aggrieved, warns letter writer COLLISS PARRETT, of Barton.
There are two kinds of people in Canberra; those who work and pay taxes and those who don’t, says letter writer LUCINDA SPIER, of Campbell.
Letter writer PETER TAIT says that to get better decisions about how we want Canberra to be, we need two things...
Letter writer MARTIN GORDON, of Dunlop, sees the ACT government's spin as Orwellian... "Rather than addressing the facts you create an alternative narrative (al la '1984')".
Letter writer ALISON HUTCHINSON, of Coombs, says a future site for Canberra Hospital needs to be identified now in the context of work currently being undertaken on public transport, demographic trends, land release and land use planning.
Letter writer SUE DYER, of Downer, when clearing her shed, came across the 1990's vision for Gungahlin... a world of "two and three storeys; human-scale housing" and canals!
Letter writer JULIE TONGS feels she's being ignored by the ACT government when it comes to the early release of vulnerable prisoners in the Canberra jail.
The ALP and the Greens have legislated to deny an accused person in the ACT a basic right cherished and defended in liberal democracies for 800 years, namely the right to trial by jury. Shame on you, says letter writer Jon Stanhope.
Letter writer JACK KERSHAW, of Kambah, reckons cost and circumstance should influence the ACT government to reconsider sending the tram over the lake.
Letter writer MURRAY MAY, of Cook, isn't mincing words; he wants 'addictive' smartphones out of ACT schools.
Letter writer IAN PEARSON, of Barton, says save the tram money and build an O-Bahn track to Woden, it works well in Adelaide.
Letter writer ROBERT COURTNEY, of garran, finds it incomprehensible that the ACT government is going ahead with the SPIRE Project at the Canberra Hospital.
Letter writer HELEN WADE is pleading for former chief minister Jon Stanhope to return to the political fray.
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'.
"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.
"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.
Leading our letters this week is criticism of the non-Christmas tree in Civic.
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.
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.
"It is the real danger of eucalypts catching fire that should force the government to remove existing gum trees from Canberran verges and to...