THEY can’t help it can they? We’ve all seen it in work and in life. Those who gain a position where responsible behaviour is replaced by a sense of entitlement. The lord mayor and Newcastle councillors need to acknowledge why they were elected. To maintain and improve the basic infrastructure of our city and to ensure that every cent that was raised in rates is used in Newcastle for that purpose. Not on overseas trips, probiotic water and lobster canapes.
Ann Ellis,MerewetherAS the ancients already knew “All roads lead to Damascus”.
Jo Coombes,Mayfield WestI CAN’T believe how ill informed some people are. Peter Grant (Short Takes, 6/4) it was the Labor government that built a single lane each way bridge when they were in power, prior to the current government.
Robert Dixon, MorpethHOW differently we see things. Regarding the article in the Herald about the film Beauty and the Beast(‘The alluring misogyny of Beauty and the Beast’, Herald,7/4). The things I took from the film was the love Belle and her father shared, the loyalty of the servants of the Beast and the inclusion of so many people of different cultures and persuasions as seen in the final scenes. Some see the worst in everything. I went with five other older ladies and we all loved it.
Diana Taaffe, Belmont NorthMY regular walk takes me past Newcastle council roadworks at the corner of Watkins and Patrick streets in The Junction. Last Saturday,two council employees were taking measurements. I passed the spot on Monday and Friday noticing no work had progressed. On Saturday, I walked by and three council employees were taking measurements in the same spot. I surmised they must have lost last Saturday’s measurement and were doing it again with three employees: one to hold the tape, one to call the measurement, and one to write it down so it wouldn’t get lost again. Whatever the reason, in my opinion, it is another example of the almost wanton waste of ratepayer’s money.
Robert McCormack, NewcastleI’M Liberal through and through Colin Geatches (Short Takes, 8/4) but I won’t be voting for Brad Luke this time–so we’re even.
Mac Maguire, CharlestownIN my view, the Iraq war, a war based on lies, has created more terror, and terrorists worldwide. The dropping of bombs on people in Iraq, was that not terrorism? For the record, Iraq is now a breeding ground for terrorism, a terrorist state. Blaming Islam for terrorism, is like blaming Christianity for slavery.
Richard Ryan, Summerland PointI WRITE in reply to Anne Henderson (Short Takes, 8/4): You live in Lake Macquarie. Ibet your lord mayor doesn’t spend like ours.
Colin Geatches, MayfieldTHE POLLSAre you glad Danny Levi re-signed with the Newcastle Knights?
Yes 93%,No 7%