Letters to the Editor

Letter: Hide of Scone Race Club

I read with utter amazement in the Council Meeting May 2019 story on scone.com.au that the Scone Race Club had the absolute audacity to ask ratepayers for a $500 donation for their waste from the Scone Cup!! It is beyond belief, that this Club would even contemplate such a request. This is the same Club […]



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Letter: Red Shirts Mean So Much

From Richard Jones OAM, CEO of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter: There are more than 1000 people and 37 Support Groups throughout Northern NSW who wear red volunteer shirts in support of the Community’s Own Westpac Rescue Helicopter… and they wear them with pride! Providing a vital emergency service for our community would not be possible […]



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Letter: Council Not Aged Care Specialists

Dear Editor, I write regarding the story: Merriwa Aged Care Under Council Cloud. I have spent more than 10 years working in aged care both in Sydney and in the country and I was truly appalled to read of the situation at Gumman Place. Worse so, that ‘our’ Upper Hunter Shire Council has not kept […]



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Letter: The Health of Politics

The right to clean air; it ought to be a thing. It’s time to press the panic button on the air we breathe in the Upper Hunter and there’s no time to waste. At Tuesday night’s Upper Hunter Health Forum presented by Dr Ben Ewald, Dr John Van Der Kallen and Dr Bob Vickers from […]



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Letter: Marine Euthanasia

An open letter to the Hon., Barnaby Joyce MP. Dear Barnaby, Congratulations on the news that you are expecting a son in June. Also, more congratulations for your little known European Carp Eradication Program (ECEP). The clueless boffins in CSIRO have gotten nowhere, but your direct approach to drain the rivers is an inspiration. Sure […]



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Letter: Tourism Pitch

An open letter to The Hon Barnaby Joyce. Dear Mr Joyce, You may recall I recently wrote to you about an innovative plan to deliver coal directly to Australian homes. (See: Letter: Solar for Turkey and Ham) This was to help us keep warm during future winter blackouts. Well mate, we had another blackout today, […]



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