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letters September 15, 2018

It’s like a kind of torture

The prime minister’s recent reference to the party room as “a muppet show” insults the “Muppets” (Paul Bongiorno, “The enemies within”, September 8–14). Unlike the LNP, the “Muppets” are truly a broad church with no need for backstabbers and...

letters September 8, 2018

A blueprint for what not to do

The verbal gymnastics exhibited by politicians to justify leadership changes make interesting reading, but surely the main reason for their short terms, at least in the past decade, has been the lack of leadership attributes in those deposed; the...

letters August 25, 2018

Voting for a better system

Senator Fraser Anning took the place of Senator Malcolm Roberts who was elected for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party on a primary vote of 77. Roberts was a dual citizen of Britain and Australia. Anning had a primary vote of just 19 but soon after...

letters September 1, 2018

Musical deckchairs change nothing

The captain has changed but the iceberg is still ahead for the Liberals (Geoff Pryor cartoon, August 25–31, 2018). – Dennis Fitzgerald, Box Hill, Vic Libs plot their own funeral Malcolm Turnbull’s exit from the political stage is likely to bring...

letters August 18, 2018

Dutton simply perpetuates cruelty

Our minister for xenophobia, Peter Dutton, doesn’t seem to be able to tell the difference between a migrant and an asylum seeker. He doesn’t understand that some people have the time and relative security to apply to migrate to Australia, while...

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 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 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...