Letters / Rates, the gift that just keeps on giving

Grinding rate rises didn't need to be this way. There was a moment in history lost to the territory's ratepayers, says letter writer LUCINDA SPIER.

Letters / Liberals lack the policies to govern

Letter writer NOEL BAXENDLI, of Macgregor, says a change of government may be good in any democracy, but it must be to an alternative government ready to govern.

Letters / Shocked that Hughes dodged a land-swap bullet

JACKY FOGERTY, of Hughes, is shocked that land in her suburb was nearly part of the controversial West Basin land-swap. 

Letters / Come October, I’m giving Mr Coe a go

"At this stage, I just want the Barr government gone. All Alistair Coe needs to do to be an effective leader of Canberra is to listen to the community." Letter writer BEC HENSON, of Hughes is in no doubt.

Letters / Electioneering as quiet as a cemetery at midnight  

"Those running for public office would be wise not to treat the electorate with contempt or indifference because as individuals we capable of dispatching you to the rubbish bin of history." Letter writer JOHN LAWRENCE, of Flynn, is holding nothing back.   

Letters / Tardy government ‘decimating’ community clubs

"The ACT government is decimating our club sector on a purported gaming harm platform, yet is failing to spend funds raised to help Canberrans impacted by gambling," bemoans letter writer GWYN REES, of ClubsACT.

What’s woken Andrew Barr from his slumber?

What has woken Andrew Barr from his long slumber and made him aware of what the developers are trying to get away with in Canberra wonders letter writer ANN COOPER, of Wanniassa.

Letters / Lamenting the concrete canyons of Canberra 

"Our beloved horse paddocks have been exchanged (without any community consultation) to provide an international housing estate, writes COLIN BLAIR, of Curtin. "How is this possible in a so-called democracy?"

Letters / After 24 years of Labor, we risk a dictatorship

Letter writer TIM MATHER says any society that elects a government of the same party for 24 years is asking to be subdued and subject to dictatorship.

Letters / Racial crisis calls for meaningful ideas

Letter writer MARTIN GORDON, of Dunlop, says the hijacking of the protests about the wrongful death of George Floyd are a bigger travesty when they spiral into looting, and grandstanding rather than meaningful ideas.

Letters / Time to share the ACT tax secrets

Letter writer PETER BRADBURY reckons it's time for a fair-dinkum community debate on tax in the ACT. 

Letters / Police may see themselves as the aggrieved

Police may see themselves as the aggrieved, warns letter writer COLLISS PARRETT, of Barton.

Help the homeless by better managing public housing

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. 

Letters / We can do better: it’s up to us

Letter writer PETER TAIT says that to get better decisions about how we want Canberra to be, we need two things...

ACT government’s Orwellian ways with the truth

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')". 

Why we urgently need a new site for the hospital 

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.

Letters / Remembering the lost canals of leafy Gungahlin

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! 

Letters / Tongs presses for AMC early prisoner release

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. 

Letters / Progressive government? You must be joking

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.

Surely now’s the time to reconsider tram stage 2

Letter writer JACK KERSHAW, of Kambah, reckons cost and circumstance should influence the ACT government to reconsider sending the tram over the lake.





South coast virus case forces Canberrans to isolate

Canberrans need to self-isolate immediately if they were in Ulladulla or Mollymook last weekend (September 12-13) and attended one of the restaurants where there was a confirmed coronavirus case at the venue. 


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