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6:09 PM   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.

Nations on same side

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Claims that Turkey has been facilitating the insurgency against the Assad government are baseless.

Brain cancer needs better research, treatment

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I am perplexed as to why the AMA hasn't given more attention to a disease that takes our young at a greater rate than obesity.

Now seeing the light

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Letters to the Editor   The Chief Minister and her government are visionaries who can see the growing need for an efficient transportation system.

Transparency hazy

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Letters to the Editor   Canberrans are entitled to know how much of our money the government commits before they sign the contract.

Medibank Private a 'quick buck' for governments

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I see the government will make one last raid on the money belonging to Medibank Private members before the organisation is sold.

Gambling funds ACT Labor

ACT Labor's acting branch secretary seems not to be aware of the call-in power for development applications available to the planning minister.

Shame of ACT's deadly homes

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Letters to the Editor   The front-page map of the distribution of Canberra's deadly houses brought it all home. There but for the grace of God go we.

Mr Fluffy fiasco a state of emergency

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Canberra is facing a tragedy of equal porportions to the 2003 bushfires with the current Mr Fluffy asbestos scandal.

Jail funding errors

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It is a serious concern that close to half of the prisoners released from Canberra jail return there within two years.

Governments failing in their duty to tax Glencore

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Michael West is right to assert that the directors of serial tax avoider Glencore have a ''duty'' to minimise the company's tax liabilities.

No one is above law

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Like many ordinary Canberrans, I was angry when I saw footage of the smashed windows and slashed tyres of the premises and vehicles of ACT Parks.

Silence speaks plenty

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Letters to the Editor   The response of the vice-chancellor of the ANU to the disturbing accounts of bullying and a toxic culture is telling.

Too hard to defend Marist Brothers

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The revelations about the Marist Brothers during the royal commission hearing into child sex abuse have been disturbing.

Tax to hit contractors

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Andrew Barr needs to get his facts straight. The payroll tax rate is 6.85 per cent not 6.5 per cent as quoted.

Call for asylum seeker reform

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The treatment and processing of people who arrive at our border seeking asylum demonstrates a clear failure of imagination.

When it's time to go

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The discussion of suicide needs to address not only prevention but also when it is an acceptable way out.

Please explain how these Future Fund bonuses have been funded

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The large bonuses paid to Future Fund Management Agency employees raises the question of how they were funded.

Hopping mad over cull

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Letters to the Editor   It is very likely we are killing kangaroos unnecessarily. And the government is too stubborn to change course.

ANU sound of discord

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Letters to the Editor   The ANU already has any number of pubs and licensed premises close by.

Northbourne's finest

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Barbarians, eat your hearts out. The dilapidated state of the 1960s four-storey residential ''mini towers'', and the adjacent matching-in-style elongated blocks, on Northbourne Avenue is a shocking indictment of the ACT government.

Time for a law regulating gas prices

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Letters to the Editor   Our gas prices are increasing as a consequence of demand in Asia.

Blindness of Abbott makes him a vandal on global stage

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It is hardly something to be proud of that our PM demonstrates wilful disregard for the established science on climate change.

Rail benefits ignored

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Letters to the Editor   If we wish to make good use of the Gungahlin/Civic corridor, some form of high-capacity fixed rail seems the only economically viable option.

Civic barbarism afoot

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Letters to the Editor   Surely this city can generate the imagination and ingenuity to adapt the Northbourne housing group for current-day uses.

Tuggeranong in flux

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Zed Seselja's foray into Tuggeranong town planning appears a bit hit and miss.

Light rail project akin to theft

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Letters to the Editor   If people are keen to invest $630 million on one short tram route, then they should be permitted to buy shares.

Questions over GPs

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ANU's Medical School has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and much has been made of the 669 graduates.

ACT Legislative Assembly members take pay and don't work

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I despair at the self-indulgence shown by members of the Legislative Assembly.