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Letters to the Editor

A healthy outcome


Letters to the Editor The announcement that the new convention centre, new city sports stadium and City to Lake projects will be delayed is good news.

Land tax inequitable

Letters to the Editor The ACT government's land tax is a form of double taxation on land that landlords are only able to lease for at most 99 years.

Fluffy economic logic

I have every sympathy for the Mr Fluffy home owners, and am fine with the taxpayer funding the clean up bill. However, to shelve major infrastructure spending that the Canberra economy desperately needs at this time, is very short sighted ("Mr Fluffy to put brakes on key projects", September 13, p1).

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Cash blowback query

Environment Minister Simon Corbell talks about decarbonising the ACT's electricity supply.

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Sell vice-regal properties

There was something wrong with what I was seeing, surely. $12 million needed for repairs to two vice-regal properties!

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Climate change, not terrorism, the real threat to us

There have been huge amounts of media and political hype over ''terrorism'' threats.

Wind farm worries

Letters to the Editor The industry spin that turbine noise is akin to a fridge just won't wash any more.

Corbell is dreaming

Darryl Kerrigan from The Castle would have the only sensible reposte to Simon Corbell after his latest musings on the Capital Metro tram (''Northbourne Avenue could become city's best address'',, September 5) - tell him he's dreaming!

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Lazy cost cutting by business leaves everyone worse off

It seems that the federal government is still determined to reduce penalty rates of pay for Sundays and holidays.

University fees reality

Comments made by some of those attending Saturday's university open days (''Fee rises hover over uni open days'', August 31, p4) make me wonder if they have the intellectual capacity to take advantage of a university education.

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Foreign adventures await Tony Abbott's vote winners

What is Tony Abbott up to with his seemingly ill-considered and random foreign adventures?

Where's the pride?

Letters to the Editor Hooray! ''Team Australia'' is asking the police if they can prosecute lawyer Bernard Collaery and a former ASIS agent for revealing classified material)!

Mr Fluffy plan flawed

Letters to the Editor So an option being considered by the government to resolve the Mr Fluffy crisis is ''a buyback of the houses, which would allow it to develop and sell the land, recouping some of the cost'' (Mr Fluffy decision delayed'', August 29, p1).

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Government a pushover for its big corporate backers

With a huge increase in the supply of natural gas, why are household prices set to triple?

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Integrity not packed for politicians' costly travel rorts

If allegations about the PM's use of travel entitlements are true, it does raise questions about his integrity.

Keep public spaces

Letters to the Editor Andrew Barr and his Land Development Agency are once more trying to disguise privatisation of irreplaceable national estate as the creation of lively public space.

Waste in Woden

Letters to the Editor The fact that two large buildings in Woden have been empty for the past year and that people are sleeping outside is scandalous.

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Big parties cashed up

The Legislative Assembly's increase in size is a retreat from proportional representation.

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Politics wins primetime slot with peachy beach plan

Great move of The Canberra Times to put its recommended TV viewing on its front page.

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Big Brother would be proud of Team Australia politics

The politics of fear have long been used as a tool by those in power to cling on to power.

Too high for too many

Letters to the Editor So Canberra's waiting list for public housing is high and rising. What a surprise.

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How to save our city

While I am definitely not a fan of a new stadium in Civic, the main issue for these major projects is the quality of the build and urban spaces.