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Letter: Eden Monaro voters tell MP they want renewables

Since its election last year, the federal government has set out to abolish everything that has a whiff of climate change about it, beginning with what has become the crowd-funded Climate Council. It is now taking aim at the Renewable Energy Target, despite previously expressing support for it, but that

Not happy, council, Jerra takes brunt of traffic planning

Dear Editor, Queanbeyan Council, working on a transport idea more than thirty years old, is keen to divert traffic away from the main street. The idea that Ellerton Drive could divert traffic around the city centre may have been valid 40 years ago, before Jerrabomberra, Googong and South Tralee were even

Letter: Taking exception to public support for renewables

Dear Editor, Sitting in front of the computer on a snowy –2 degrees Sunday morning, looking at the roos grazing and snow blanketing the Brindebellas, Shannon's Flat, Jerangle and Tinderry Mountains I am moved to respond to your paper, The District Bulletin. This weather event was predicted by climate scientists in the

Letter: Why is killing program not held accountable for $$ spent?

Dear Editor, Freedom of information data for 2009-10 to 2012-13 show the ACT government spent just under $1million on program delivery in killing kangaroos on ACT public reserves. However, when the cost of ACT Government staff time in planning and defending the kill across a range of responsibilities (ecology, management, public relations,

Letter: Monaro retains public poles and wires

Dear Editor Claims that I voted for the sale of the State’s Electricity Distribution assets as implied in Steve Whan’s NSW Capital Watch column (July 2014) are totally false. I was opposed to privatisation of the state’s electricity distribution assets and voted against it. Although the majority of my colleagues disagreed with

Letter: Allan Lehepuu mistaken on climate science

Dear Editor, Sadly, your correspondent Allan Lehepuu (Letters, August 2014) is mistaken. Firstly he asserts that a "pause" in warming has been recognised by leading climate scientists. This is not the case. There has been a slowing in the rate of SURFACE temperature rise, but the globe as a whole, land

Letter: Why did QCC remove Crawford St Grevillia?

On Thursday the 22nd May 2014 the healthy Grevillia sp, once growing in the Crawford St(west) beds were removed and replaced by Camellias sp. I would not have been so annoyed by this act if the plants had been diseased and or dying - but they were not. It is enough that

Letter: 2030 weather, here already?

Feed went with heat and evaporation 2030 weather, here already? Dear Editor As if last year's summer was not bad enough, we have had to endure almost constant heatwaves through this summer with very little rainfall to compensate for increased evaporation. Farmers and other residents have had to spend valuable time and effort

Letter: Is Queanbeyan Council interested in community views?

Dear Editor Community concerns sent to Queanbeyan City Council (QCC) about the harmful impacts to people and the environment from building the Ellerton Drive Extension (EDE) have been dismissed. The Council in August dismissed a community petition of 213 signatures tabled in July. Council also considered a report on the public consultation