letters

letters April 21, 2018

Cruel and unusual punishment

I am a nearly 70-year-old nurse and I have never been so ashamed of this country and the behaviour it is currently showing. From allowing animals to be put on a ship and sent to countries that we probably suspect do not treat them in a humane way (...

letters April 14, 2018

Next generation shortchanged

Mike Seccombe describes the clear failure of current political life (“Turnbull and the boomer racket”, April 7–13) which is about to further entrench intergenerational inequity in a cynical manipulation to retain power, but not power based on merit...

letters March 31, 2018

Politicians in stasis on climate

I write in support of Jo Dodds (Letters, March 24–30) in calling for our political leaders to take immediate bipartisan action on climate change. Elsewhere in the same edition (“Hero marks thirty”, by Chris Wallace), we may read: “What about the...

letters April 7, 2018

Nature is missing out

Mike Carlton’s article was a fair round-up of the current state of our nation (“The land of the fair gone”, March 31–April 6). He omitted only the appalling attitude of the state and federal governments towards our natural environment, which is one...

letters March 24, 2018

The burning issue of climate change

As a resident of Tathra surrounds, still fighting to secure my property from the fires, I am calling for help. There is no doubt climate change was a factor in why the Tathra fire was so devastating. There is a scientifically recognised escalation...

letters March 17, 2018

A wake-up call on the environment

Natalie Cromb’s excellent article (“The economics of reparations”, March 10–16) highlights the fact that our First Nations sovereignty was the first externality of the venture capitalists and developers arriving in Australia since 1788. They then...

letters March 10, 2018

Representatives are not listening

I enjoy reading your editorials as they write of things as they are. None more so than “Four sore years” (March 3–9). How succinctly worded. Both our major parties seem incapable of governing and the major issues facing the country are left in limbo...

letters March 3, 2018

The answer is Albo

I can tell the admirable ALP candidate for Batman, Ged Kearney, precisely why “are they voting Green, or why have they left Labor” (Martin McKenzie-Murray, “Holy Labor crisis, Batman”, February 24–March 2). Even though the Greens couldn’t run the...

letters February 24, 2018

Let’s go to the polls

“And that makes him not very different to many of his colleagues.” In reference to the capability and ethical radar of the leader of the junior Coalition partner of the Australian government, thus concludes last Saturday’s editorial, “Barnaby rubble...

letters February 17, 2018

Foreign interference and the TPP

A major function of the proposed new national security legislation on “espionage and foreign interference” is to “introduce new offences relating to foreign interference with Australia’s political, governmental or democratic processes” (Mike...

letters February 10, 2018

Terror in a phoney war

Thanks to Karen Middleton for “Flesh and drones” (January 27–February 2), and to Greg Hogan for his letter (“Drones create new dilemmas”, February 3–9). Professor John Blaxland says, “We used to carpet-bomb cities”, as if to make collateral damage...