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.

Letters / Jon Stanhope, where are you?

An unhappy Florey bus commuter is finding the changes to the bus timetables hard going and wonders where Jon Stanhope is at a time like this.

Trust lost in government processes

Like columnist Michael Moore, letter writer Dr Julie Kidd says she won’t be voting for either of the major parties.

Letters / Distorting iconic names to spin development

Letter writer JULIET RAMSAY mounts a spirited defence of Lake Burley Griffin and West Basin.

Tram has already cost ‘many millions of dollars’

IN the April 18 edition of "CityNews", columnist Jon Stanhope gave a critique of the ACT's parlous Budget situation and explained that up to...

Letters / Disgusted by tram ‘party’

The tram launch party cost has CEDRIC BRYANT hopping mad.

Letters / Where are the Libs on standing up for planning?

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Wax and polish for Canberra’s first lady

Every five years Canberra's first lady gets a thorough wash, wax, and polish. At 113 years old, she’s still in great condition and she deserves nothing less. Here are this week's top letters to "CityNews".

‘Unrepresentative’ tribunal doles out pay rises

ONCE again the completely unrepresentative ACT Remuneration Tribunal has given large increases to senior public servants and politicians that will flow on to other officials, says letter writer RIC HINGEE.

Letters / Contempt for our trees

THANK you for Paul Costigan's column "The neglect and shame of our mistreated trees" (CN, February 14). I do not usually respond to news...

Letters / Let’s call out all bad behaviour

I FEEL compelled to respond to Kate Meikle’s “Calling out bad 'good blokes'” column (CN, February 14). If we’re going to generalise about the...

Letters / Costigan right to call out the Dickson mess

COLUMNIST Paul Costigan is right to question the ACT government’s ability to not only satisfactorily manage the public’s ongoing accessibility to the Dickson commercial...

Letters / Jewel in the crown

IT’S not only the ACT government playing the role of “poacher and gamekeeper” for the “Ginninderry urban development” (CN, December 20) but it also...

Letters / Gender no bar to helping kids in crisis

Gender should not be a bar to helping kids in crisis, writes STEVE ELMS, Canberra father, uncle, grandfather.




Wine / Feeling the love, but it takes 10 years

"I think that even though semillon is unloved by the market I am going to keep looking for bargains where there is the potential to have a truly excellent wine," says wine columnist RICHARD CALVER


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