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letters April 10, 2021

NDIS needs to be reined in

When the NDIS was first announced, it seemed too good to be true (Rick Morton, “WhatsApp leak: ministers shut out of NDIS redraft”, April 3-9). It reflected well on us as a caring society. It was exactly the sort of scheme I would have liked for my...

letters April 3, 2021

Empathic PM needed

Your call (Editorial, “Taking the lead”, March 27–April 2) is timely. But if PM Scott Morrison is to change the poisonous culture that now reigns inside Parliament House, he must renounce the “bovver boy” persona to which he has recourse whenever a...

letters March 27, 2021

Women’s fight for equality

Thank you for such intelligent and insightful articles by Karen Middleton (“Training wheels”, March 20-26) and Bri Lee (“Between here and justice”), Jane Caro (“Time marches on”) and Paul Bongiorno (“Cracks in the wall of concrete”), in particular...

letters March 20, 2021

The source of power

As a graduate of the Elizabeth Boys Technical High School in the 1960s, I can fully appreciate both the gender issues and the economic disadvantages of not attending an elite private school. That said, Mike Seccombe’s “The children of gods: how...

letters March 13, 2021

Changing the definition

As a legal expert and author of a new book, Better Law for a Better World, due for release in April this year by a reputable scholarly publisher, I am extremely vexed and to be frank alarmed by the politicisation and distortion of the underpinning...

letters March 6, 2021

No empathy for jobless

Why would Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his ministers, who decided on the JobSeeker increase of about $3.60 a day, worry about whether it is adequate or not to live on? (Rachel Withers, “More is less”, February 27–March 5). What do they know...

letters February 27, 2021

Other daughters

As Dhanya Mani speculated that the reaction to her allegation of rape was conditioned by the fact that she is a woman of colour, I wondered whether the paternal concern of the prime minister towards Brittany Higgins was reserved for white fathers of...

letters February 20, 2021

All about the spin cycle

The government’s decision to make use of marketing firms to promote the Covid-19 vaccination program instead of the highly skilled experts affiliated with the Australian Collaboration on Social Science and Immunisation is symptomatic of a government...

letters February 13, 2021

Not a super idea

If Tim Wilson was serious about housing affordability, he should take aim at dwellings as an investment (Rick Morton, “Inside Tim Wilson’s campaign against super”, February 6-12). Removing taxation benefits for investors and increasing taxes on...

letters February 6, 2021

Energy for change

Mike Seccombe’s important survey of our conga line of energy policy flip-flops (“2050 net zero: Australia left behind as Asia goes green”, January 30–February 5) makes sobering reading. As if the PM’s latest half-hearted embrace of the target of...

letters January 30, 2021

Missed chance of Moderna vaccine

The Saturday Paper is right to demand some transparency in the government’s choice of Covid-19 vaccines. Canada, Britain, Japan, the United States and the European Union have secured substantial quantities of the gold-standard Moderna mRNA vaccine...