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letters August 13, 2022

Ten witnesses

Bravo to Karen Middleton and her front page article on the secret trial of Witness J ( “ ‘Damaging to democracy’: The secret trial of Witness J” , August 6-12). Karen Middleton, as a journalist, has done us a great public service. All the more...

letters August 6, 2022

Joyous and long overdue

The proposed wording of an amendment to embed an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in Australia’s constitution is unexceptionable (Karen Middleton, “A hand outstretched” , July 30–August 5). It is a simple and polite response to the goodwill offered by...

letters July 30, 2022

Language clarity

During the Delta outbreak Australians responded quite well: masking up, working from home, social distancing, being locked down and adhering to border controls. Governance of the problem was a daily lecture from premiers, chief medical officers and...

letters July 23, 2022

Act now

John Hewson is right: all advisable roads lead towards Australia becoming a renewable energy superpower ( “Super-powering Australia” , July 16-22). Savvy, progressive visionaries like Saul Griffith have repeatedly outlined and justified the...

letters July 16, 2022

No fairytales

Peter Dutton, history cannot be rewritten to suit your warped sense of what should be taught in the national history curriculum (Rick Morton, “ ‘Pushing bullshit’: Leaked docs reveal Dutton’s education farce” , July 9-15). Historians use evidence,...

letters July 9, 2022

No time for secrets

Your plain-speaking editorial ( “Free Assange” , July 2-8) sets out all the valid reasons why Julian Assange, courageous journalist and truth-teller, deserves to have the charges against him dropped and to be released from his prison cell. Without...

letters July 2, 2022

The world’s quarry

Mike Seccombe’s excellent article ( “Energy crisis: The truth behind the price surge” , June 25–July 1) exposes the complete failure of successive governments through what most of us would call corruption rather than Mike’s more restrained “...

letters June 25, 2022

Wombat State Forest care

There has always been pushback when traditional owners exercise their rights to Country and Culture but, after so many generations of this experience, it should no longer be such a point of conflict (Kath Wilson, “Wombat forest fight” , June 18-24...

letters June 18, 2022

Committing to promises

Rick Morton’s “‘Negligent in the extreme’: Labor inherits crises across portfolios” (June 11-17) had me contemplating an unlikely possibility – the coming national integrity commission policing election promises. The example of there being no...

letters June 11, 2022

One for none

Peter Dutton is the most dangerous of leaders – one who seeks to divide. There is nothing remotely threatening about officially recognising Indigenous languages through naming (Karen Middleton, “Exclusive: Dutton blocked Indigenous names at bases...

letters June 4, 2022

Lost in the wilderness

None of the media’s analysis of Scott Morrison’s fall from grace comes as close to nailing it as Rick Morton’s ( “Coalition loss: ‘The transphobe thing was an absolute disaster’ ” , May 28–June 3). Morrison’s belief in his own political genius all...