Letters to the Editor
9:01 PM I'm fed up with the wrangling of all political parties over percentage reductions in Australian CO2 emissions.
The excellent editorial, "Heritage flattened by minister" (Times2, November 26, p2) was timely.
Paul Malone certainly got it right in "Fairness a vital part of tax reform".
If we are so deep in politics of the Middle East , what can we do now that is positive for the future?
Yet another minister is calling for a review of Canberra's building industry.
How unseemly is this competition between town centres for the limited supply of public servants?
Once again, the naysayers are out and about in relation to the long-term future of the Federal Golf Club.
The recent Woden sushi restaurant case highlights exactly why we need a "scores on doors" system – and the sooner, the better.
It seems difficult to understand why death duties were abolished in the first place.
The Senate corporate tax avoidance inquiry has heard of billions of dollars being shifted offshore to notorious tax havens.
As key workers, their critical role must be acknowledged and properly recompensed.
Reading A. Pavelic's letter calling for our borders to be closed in the wake of the Paris atrocities is like listening to a Raiders supporter screaming at the referee
The federal government professes to be looking for solutions to our spending problem. It is clearly time to remind the Treasurer that the age of entitlement is over.
In the 2000s, cost-cutting measures saw the unemployed and those seeking employment placed in the hands of job-recruitment agencies. The outcome? The reporting of figures for those seeking employment became haphazard and unreliable.
As a new resident of Braddon, I am particularly aware of the rush to develop or infill, and the demolition of old properties (together with razing of garden greenery), replaced by incongruous, faceless architecture.
The light rail is to Mr Hanson what ex-prime minister Abbott was to Mr Shorten.
On the ABC's 7.30 Report on November11, Sussan Ley, like previous ministers, brushed over the reason many people with private health insurance are thousands of dollars out of pocket after private hospitalisation.
Once again the Minister for Capital Metro tells us that light rail is the solution to everything.
The Barr government has again been caught with its pants down over revelations it doctored the questions in the tram poll.
It hasn't taken long for Malcolm Turnbull's honeymoon to pall.
ACT Auditor-General Maxine Cooper is to be congratulated on the far-reaching and carefully researched report on the government's handling of public transport.
News that recent rates hikes have delivered the government a revenue windfall ("Rate hikes drive $81m rise in ACT government revenue", November 6, p1) should not surprise anyone with an understanding of the taxation path that ACT Labor has set Canberra on.
In his tirade against dams Albert White has a go at both the Hydro-Electric Commission of Tasmania and the Snowy Mountains Authority.
The promise in the lead up to the change from sales tax to the GST was that it would be a simpler tax system.
The waves are rippling outwards all around the world from what should have been less remarkable than it was: a female jockey winning an iconic horse race.
I am disappointed at Prime Minister Turnbull's sudden decision to abolish knights and dames awards.
As an ex-policeman, Peter Dutton should be aware of the rule of law. The law is the law is the law.
Tom McIlroy's article "Light rail traffic impact revealed" (October 29, p1) has further opened our eyes to the scale of destruction and disruption that will take place in order to build the line.
I was pleased to read about the expansion of the Dendy Cinema complex ("Parking makes way for cinemas in Dendy plan", Canberra Times, October 18, p3).
What a morally bankrupt political party is the Australian Liberal Party. This moral vacuum is epitomised by two of their leaders and past prime ministers of the country.