Letters to the Editor
5:06 PM Following the recent issue of a Treasury taxation paper, there seems to be a campaign to disallow negative gearing.
5:49 PM Professor Bruce Stevens gives us a penetrating analysis of the values enshrined in what he calls the Digger Spirituality.
How is it that we have a retirement system that offers more state assistance to the wealthy than low-income earners?
Politicians, the media, greed and rampant nationalism have dragged the whole concept in the dust and trashed it.
The business case for light rail should be revised.
Reading the article by Christopher Knaus concerning the latest legal manoeuvres in the long-running Eastman/Winchester murder saga ("Eastman tries to stay second murder trial", April 18, p1), I was reminded of the adage in Hanlon's Razor, "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity", more commonly referred to as favouring the explanation of a cock-up over that of a conspiracy.
In view of the Victorian government paying in excess of $300 million to exit the tunnel contract, surely the ACT government should await the result of the next election before accepting a tender to build its light rail.
Damien Haas ("Capital's Liberals cannot ignore light rail", Times2, April 17, p5) castigates the ACT Liberals for threatening to cancel the light rail project. Well, he would say that, wouldn't he, given his vested interests.
I was amazed at the courage shown by the men involved in the shark attack at Batemans Bay (Sunday Canberra Times, April 12, p3).
As an ACT ratepayer who usually votes centre-left, I support the decision by the Victorian Labor government to honour their election promise.
Let's assume a wealthy individual had managed to accumulate a property portfolio similar to the one that will be held by the ACT government following the Mr Fluffy house buyback.
There is no easy solution to the problem of domestic violence.
Information provided by the Land Development Authority in relation to reports of their survey on the level of support for the proposed Canberra brickworks and environs development is misleading.
Pat Campbell's perfectly depicts the sorry state of Australia's one-way relationship with the US.
The ‘‘students whinge’’ does NOT ‘‘annoy’’ me, T.J.Farqahar! (Letters, April 5). UC student officer Nawaf Ibrahim’s statement seemed neither a whinge nor annoyance, rather an observation put respectfully.
Noel Towell’s article ‘‘Airport contender as PS hub’’ (April 8, p1) illustrates perfectly the federal government’s contempt for Canberra.
The British government has an effective solution to this problem, so what is stopping Australia's?
We cannot always rely on families to pass on socially responsible attitudes and behaviours to their children.
The voters that pay territory rates and taxes should determine how these taxes are spent.
Children with disabilities are frequently excluded from the mainstream in all sorts of ways ranging from the very subtle to the outrageous.
I note with interest the current push to force all Canberra’s cat owners to keep their cats fully enclosed.
The comments by UC student officer Nawaf Ibrahim (Sunday Canberra Times, March 29, p7) implying how allegedly hard it is for international students in Canberra to find either work or accommodation were most annoying.
To say cat containment will have a big impact on plight of endangered species in the ACT is mistaken.
The much-debased use of the word ‘‘mandate’’ must surely have reached a low point when a phone survey can be used for such an extravagant claim.
As a World War II veteran, I ask: Has the ACT Government and its union friends stopped to think why we have Anzac Day every year?
The article "Family violence offenders walk free" (March 25, p1) reveals nine cases of family violence in Canberra every day of the year. This is a sobering statistic.
Congratulations to Minister Bishop for - finally - standing up for Australia's foreign aid.
I’m disappointed at the ACT government’s inconsistent handling of urban planning and development.
The joke of Telstra service to rural areas was perfectly highlighted by the story suggesting speeds of 12 Mbps.
Your editorial ‘‘Roo fertility trial an expensive sop’’ (Times2, March 18, p2) showed remarkable psychic powers in being able to predict the outcome of a proposed trial of contraceptives with kangaroos in the wild.