Letters to the Editor

Broken promises bring island asylum children to mainland

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12:00 AM   Scott Morrison can't justify the removal of children and their families from Christmas Island to the mainland.

Inhuman services

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GPs scapegoats again

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The federal government has pushed through significant changes to the Medicare system, with further proposed legislation undermining the role and value of Australian general practitioners.

Ford's approach wise

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It was Henry Ford, of all people, who said "wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a byproduct of providing a useful service."

Fuel app prices mislead

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Further to the Sunday Canberra Times front-page article on Woolworths’ Majura Park pricing, their online fuel app has been reporting that outlet’s fuel prices at the non-discounted level since Costco petrol opened.

Outpouring of love and unity give hope for humanity

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Malcolm Turnbull talked not about the need for greater security or retribution, but about the upswelling of love and unity.

Time for an apology

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It’s only through the dedicated efforts of a band of great educationists that the college has bounced back.

Martin Place Siege was not terrorism

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ISIS and their affiliates are doubtless delighted this is being portrayed as an act of terrorism, as having communities beset by fear suits their plans perfectly.

Sydney siege response risky

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Sadly, three people have died in a cafe. The media’s reporting style is increasing the likelihood of a repeat episode.

Gallagher’s sad legacy of cost blow-outs

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It was sad to see that our departing Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, had to write her own testimonial.

Stuck on the public teat

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I was not surprised to read that another retired conservative politician has had their bank balance bolstered courtesy of the taxpayer.

Nazi memorabilia issue highlights painful past and present

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I find it difficult to accept rabbi Meltzer’s reference to tolerance and respect in regard to the sale of items relating to Second World War Germany.

Protest might make government rethink its direction

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Lies, deceit, half-truths and sophistry now define Abbott’s government.

ABC of blame game

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A massive organisation should have a management team capable of the simple task of reducing its budget by 5 per cent.

Fluffy fix over the top

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Never in the history of this territory has so much public money been committed with so little public debate.

Revival without rail

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The argument for the light rail being essential to Northbourne Avenue's redevelopment is a very expensive nonsense

Anguish recognised

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it was very pleasing to note the assembly’s reservations about the government’s one-size-fits-all approach.

Applause for Katy Gallagher

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Katy Gallagher can now farewell light rail and Mr Fluffy homes. She deserves some respite after all these years.

Mr Fluffy debacle

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Rezoning the affected Mr Fluffy sites in RZ1 prior to a compulsory buy-back would have given owners choice.

Excuses for inaction wearing thin

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I doubt that Tony Abbott blaming things on the current opposition’s "negativity" will cut much ice as a convincing excuse by mid-2015.

Limits to political donations

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If restrictive measures apply to donations to all parties, then that helps to keep the playing field level.

Fluffy owners' plight

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These are not speculators hoping to capitalise on prime blocks of land. These are people wanting to stay in place, in their community.

Electoral funding rort

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Letters to the Editor   There is a reason why decisions on electoral boundaries are taken out of politicians’ hands.

Big parties cash in with ACT changes

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Plans by the Gallagher government to change electoral funding in the ACT will cost ACT taxpayers and entrench the two big parties in the ACT.

Phillip Hughes grief out of proportion

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While the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes is tragic, the outburst of collective national grief is totally out of proportion.

A kindly offer to Mr Fluffy home owners

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Tony Trobe and David Shearer obviously approve of our town council’s profitable solution on Mr Fluffy properties.

ACT's ‘reviews on reviews’ aren’t just water under the bridge

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Treasurer Barr, how can you countenance the establishment of yet another review into the process of setting water and sewerage prices in the ACT? You’ve just appointed a ‘‘former senior public servant’’ to lead this review (Canberra Times, November26, p3) before the industry panel you set up to review the same process, has released its draft report.

Canberra property auctioneer fluffs lines

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Last weekend, I attended a house auction. There was only one bid. There were four Mr Fluffy owners (that I recognised) in audience. None had registered. The house was passed in.

Support the isolated

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Judith Ireland and Rick Feneley (‘‘ABC budget cuts: the fallout’’, Forum, CT, November 22) outline various scenarios and views about government cutbacks to the ABC.

Wider fallout of Mr Fluffy asbestos homes crisis

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I feel so sorry for any Mr Fluffy owner who was not aware of their homes' contamination.