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letters September 18, 2021

Top-down poor leadership

Paul Bongiorno is eloquent about Scott Morrison’s multifaceted failures of leadership, including his ongoing, appalling dismissal of women (“ The secret life of Scott Morrison ”, September 11-17). Does the PM really not get it or is he simply, as...

letters September 11, 2021

Home truths

It is alarming that so many people with Covid-19 are receiving care under the New South Wales Hospital in the Home program (Rick Morton, “ Exclusive: Covid-19 hospitalisations three times higher than reported ”, September 4-10). In the 1990s,...

letters September 4, 2021

Letting women speak

Dhanya Mani has penned an elegy of profound emotional strength, every word expressing the dignity and significance of the life of her friend and confidante (“ Remembering Kate ”, August 28–September 3). An academically gifted student who excelled at...

letters August 28, 2021

Parlous state of Covid consensus

The article by Rick Morton (“Exclusive: National cabinet counts intensive care beds”, August 21-27) highlights the lack of information that is being collected by the Australian government as the Covid-19 Delta strain rips into our communities. It is...

letters August 21, 2021

Counting the cost

The New South Wales government is apparently keen for us to live with the virus because according to the treasurer, lockdowns are bad for the economy (Mike Seccombe, “Inside the NSW plan: Now live with the virus”, August 14-20). This is just another...

letters August 14, 2021

Vaccination rollout is a race now

I am more insulted by Scott Morrison’s incentive to encourage me to gamble than I was about Labor’s $300 bonus (Karen Middleton, “Morrison approached Tabcorp for Covid-19 lottery”, August 7-13). Already fully vaccinated, I needed no incentive to...

letters August 7, 2021

Poll options

Rick Morton’s analysis of federal political and public divisions is thought-provoking (Rick Morton, “The political forces inside the anti-lockdown movement”, July 31–August 6). He cites examples such as George Christensen urging anti-lockdown civil...

letters July 31, 2021

Rallying against a common enemy

It’s interesting to have an explanation of years of otherwise inexplicable Liberal shenanigans in New South Wales (Mike Seccombe, “How power and factionalism work in Berejikliand”, July 24-30): it’s all the feds’ fault. It’s no coincidence that this...

letters July 24, 2021

Another job for Carr and Cousins

Following the success of Bob Carr and Geoff Cousins in accessing the Chinese embassy to assist in blocking lines of finance and insurance to Adani (Mike Seccombe, “Exclusive: How three men stopped China funding Adani”, July 17-23), perhaps Bob Brown...

letters July 17, 2021

Calling out Frydenberg

Josh Frydenberg, when minister for the Environment (Mike Seccombe, “Exclusive: Frydenberg pushed AGL to sack boss”, July 10-16), instead of implementing policy, played politics by pressuring AGL board members to sack Andy Vesey, then chief executive...

letters July 10, 2021

Breaching credibility

The government justifies misspending money on car parks because it was elected and this was promised (Karen Middleton, “Car park slush fund among worst breaches”, July 3-9). Apparently this get-out-of-jail-free card relieves them of any...