‘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.

Letters / Lies or imagination at Christmas?

ARE we really lying to children? Or is the issue just one of imagination? ("The Santa myth; do you tell them lies or not?"...

Letters / Thank you, Paul and Michael

URBAN development and renewal in a city the size and age of Canberra should be innovative, creative, exciting, visually and physically appealing, high quality...

Letters / Stop looking stupid, delete the rainbow roundabout

IS BURT (the Braddon United Retailers and Traders) really serious about making the roundabouts in Braddon “celebrated icons” of adversity, challenges and triumphs ("Seven...

Letters / Dismayed community snubbed over Dickson block

PAUL Costigan’s astute observations about the devaluing of community inputs to ACT government consultation processes would strike a loud chord with many who attended...

Letters / Time to get serious about stolen cars

I AM concerned at the apparent complacency shown by our Emergency Services bureaucracy to the dangers of vehicles being stolen and then set alight...

Letters / No, Cedric, glyphosate is safe

CEDRIC Bryant’s recent letter (CN, October 31) contains a number of factual errors that need to be corrected. Not one country around the world has...

Letters / Damage to trees ignored

I STRONGLY endorse the comments of reader Bjorn Moore ("Grumpy". CN, October 25) about the extent of illegal parking in Canberra. I have contacted several...

Letters / Arrogant advertising?

IT would appear either arrogance or defiance that Bayer/Monsanto mounted a television advertising campaign for its glyphosate product. These ads followed almost immediately after...

Letters / Rolfe is right on rate rises

DAVID Rolfe is completely right ("Rising rates park misery on Melrose Drive" CN, October 11), no business should see these massive cost increases with...

Letters / ‘Phoney spin’ on the plans for West Basin

"The way Griffin's name is used to gain approval is a ploy to destroy Griffin's lakeside park and damage West Basin," fumes letter writer JULIET RAMSAY

Letters / Hands and hygiene at the hospital

RECENTLY, I visited the Canberra Hospital five times to see a patient. On each visit only one of the four hand sanitisers near the...

Letters / Malcolm, best leader Labor never had

MALCOLM Turnbull needed a few more days in The Lodge, thinks columnist Robert Macklin (CN, September 20). Really? Why? So he could destroy, irrevocably, the...

Letters / Are seniors so bad?

I ENJOYED reading Paul Costigan's recent "Canberra Matters" column (CN, September 13) where he commented on the fact that Canberra was not necessarily an...

Letters / A magic wand for Paul

COLUMNIST Paul Costigan ("Bishop moves to checkmate his neighbours", CN, August 30) will need to wave a magic wand if he expects the Anglican...




Dream turns to nightmare at the foot of the stairs

FIVE years ago, Campbell couple Helen and Eugene Holzapfel were on a dream holiday when Eugene tumbled down a staircase in the dark and their lives changed forever, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.


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