Letters to the Editor

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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Letter: Dismay Over Overpass

Dear Editor, I write in dismay and objection to the surprise decision by Upper Hunter Shire Councillors at their meeting last week to rescind the long held and community supported determination for the construction of a rail overpass to replace the existing level crossing on Kelly Street, Scone with a flawed proposal to build an […]



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Letter: “Yanked” Drought Assistance

Over a Barbecue after Church in Wyoming last July I got to hear about the US Farm Assistance legislation going through the House. Thank you Congressman Nathan Winters of Hot Springs County! By the way Nathan, the burger was delicious! So as I listened to the many sombre assurances from John Barilaro and Gladys Berijiklian […]



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