Letters to the Editor

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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Letter: Solar for Turkey and Ham

Open Letter to the Hon., Barnaby Joyce: As a local constituent, I know only too well how hard you Canberra fellas work. I mean 70 days a year doesn’t sound a lot, but with all your plane flying, horse riding and multitasking in bedrooms, it doesn’t leave a lot of time to think of other […]



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Letter: Hospitality on a Hot Day

Dear Scone, My wife and I visited Scone on Thursday 20th of December. We walked much of the CBD admiring the street scape, we enjoyed a cold drink in the Royal Hotel. After exploring a bit further we headed towards the bowling club. As you will recall Thursday was a very hot day. We stopped […]



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