Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor
Anthony Radford
Support for firefighters As the CFA volunteers’ representative association, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria welcomes the State Government’s announcement of support to all of our local brigades through the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. Over the next few days, VESEP ..
19-Aug-2011
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Letters to the editor
Anthony Radford
Protecting marriage for the common good I applaud the writer of Redefining marriage (Letters, Bendigo Weekly, July 15) for raising two adoptive children, giving them a second chance at a loving family relationship. My intention is not to offend any infertile couple – the association betwe..
12-Aug-2011
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Letters to the editor August 5
Anthony Radford
Discovering our history is informative, too A note to say thanks and well done for the weekly column Discovering Bendigo. James Lerk’s current series: Defining Irishtown, Activity in Irishtown, Social Challenges and What’s in a Name is exceptional in that it illuminates a little..
05-Aug-2011
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Letters to the editor
Anthony Radford
Bequest for students Your report on rural students asking about university accommodation costs, Bendigo Weekly, July 15, is timely. Readers may wish to know that Bendigo born and bred Dr Herbert Gibson, who died suddenly last year, aged 64, left a generous bequest to Monash University, Melbourn..
28-Jul-2011
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Letters to the editor
Anthony Radford
Renewable energy uncertainty I was astounded to hear comments attributed to Tony Abbott giving notice to renewable energy companies that because he has an agenda to roll back the carbon tax if he wins the next Federal election, he does not expect there will be much investment in renewable energ..
22-Jul-2011
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Letters to the editor
Anthony Radford
Redefining marriage In response to “Protect foundations”, H Leach, Bendigo Weekly, July 8. The fact that I am in favour of gay marriage is not my reason for being offended by H Leach. My reason is that I am a mother of two adopted children who are not being “raised by their ..
15-Jul-2011
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Letters to the editor
Anthony Radford
Proud parents As the parents of a wonderful gay son, we really appreciated your great article on gay marriage. Thank you. Name withheld, Bendigo Recognise the women Congratulations to Dr Charles Fahey for pointing out a few myths concerning Bendigo’s history. Bendigo was indeed a p..
08-Jul-2011
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Letters to the editor
Re: Proper Process for Car Park Special Meeting I would like to respond to the many media reports that have resulted from Cr Peter Cox walking out of a special meeting of council on Monday, June 27. Cr Cox has claimed that considering the new Edward Street carpark project at a special meeting of..
01-Jul-2011
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Letters to the editor
Preserve our pathology I wish to comment in favour of the retention of the Bendigo hospital pathology department. Having a family member who has been a patient of the oncology department for the past seven years, we fully appreciate the vital importance this pathology department has on health o..
24-Jun-2011
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Letters to the editor
Rates equality Hartlands Road, indeed all roads out of the Neilborough area have been flooded three times between October and March. Council stated they graded Hartlands Road in October – I’m not sure that happened – even if it did, the damage was done after the supposed grad..
17-Jun-2011
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Letters to the editor
Label no accident in climate debate The label “denier” is a loaded word. It has added weight because of the term “holocaust denier”. This is no accident; those on the pro-carbon tax team know that and use the term “climate change denier” or “skepti..
10-Jun-2011
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Indecision costs history How much do we value our golden history and our treasured heritage? How long have we waited for a decision on a suitable permanent place for the homeless Bendigo Historical Society, guardians of our historical artifacts now shamefully housed in shipping containers? Many..
03-Jun-2011
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Letters to the editor May 27
Fortuna will be an attraction, too WE read with interest about the ‘Piazza spectacular’ (Bendigo Weekly, May 20) which is planned to be a future tourism draw in the parkland development at Sacred Heart Cathedral. In that article there is recognition of the value of religious tourism..
27-May-2011
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Letters to the editor
Theatre project a winner I write in support of the development of the Sandhurst Theatre project at Bendigo Senior Secondary College. I amsupportive of the proposal because it exemplifies the very best of a school and community partnership. This is what governments dream of. I understand t..
20-May-2011
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Arts Centre dangers
Arts Centre dangers In 1989 the Baulkham Hills Council on the outskirts of Sydney opened The Hills Centre in Castle Hill, a 1550-seat multi-purpose performing arts centre. In July 2009, just 10 years later, council’s general manager, Mr D. Walker, announced that council “could no..
13-May-2011
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Band-aid traffic fix
Band-aid traffic fix I wish to register my opposition to the draft strategy which appears to be nothing more than a short term band-aid fix to appease some CBD traders and which will result in redirecting a traffic flow problem from one back yard into someone else’s. Long term..
06-May-2011
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What’s in a name?
THE City of Greater Bendigo council is now thinking of registering our parks, ovals and sporting venues with VicNames, which is highly desirable for safety reasons should an emergency occur. If you look back at some of the name changes this council has made since the introduction of the Geographic..
21-Apr-2011
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Road rage
Road rage I must strongly object to the proposal of upgrading Gladstone Street from two to four lanes of traffic. This would dramatically increase the already heavy traffic through a long-standing Quarry Hill residential area. This includes the already very busy St Joseph’s Primary Schoo..
15-Apr-2011
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Letters to the editor
Fortuna future With Bendigo having a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a national attraction as a result of the sale of Fortuna, there will no doubt be a number of suggestions as to how best preserve and promote this heritage icon. The Villa Fortuna Action Group believes now is the time f..
08-Apr-2011
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Electoral reform is needed
The present Victorian Electoral Commission enquiry to determine the number of City of Greater Bendigo councillors and wards is well intended. Unfortunately, this review will do little for the ratepayers of this fair city. The role of councillors will not change. Part-time councillors with goo..
01-Apr-2011
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