Letters to the Editor

Fri 18 May 2018

Council budget breaks Mayor's promise, despite the spin

premium_icon Council budget breaks Mayor's promise, despite the spin

Last year they attacked properties on the minimum general rate to the tune of 4.5%. This year they are attacking the other end of the scale: letter

Cat left to die on suburban street

premium_icon Cat left to die on suburban street

I AM very annoyed with drivers around Toowoomba when they hit an animal on the road and continue driving as if it does not matter

Tue 15 May 2018

No wonder Perrett is asking questions about the Rattler

premium_icon No wonder Perrett is asking questions about the Rattler

Letter: I am replying to the Mayor's comments regarding Tony Perrett's concerns about the massive blowout in the cost of the Mary Valley Rattler

LETTERS: Standing by opinion on female commentators

LETTERS: Standing by opinion on female commentators

Letter writer Baron Large defends his stance against female NRL commentators.

Mon 14 May 2018

75 years ago today 268 died in horror event with Gympie links

premium_icon 75 years ago today 268 died in horror event with Gympie...

As we mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the hospital ship Centaur off Queensland, this writer reveals the Gympie doctor and nurse who survived

Sun 13 May 2018

'Whether Perrett is opposed to Rattler or not is irrelevant'

premium_icon 'Whether Perrett is opposed to Rattler or not is irrelevant'

Letter: It is not the first time that Mr Perret has discomforted the council.

Sat 12 May 2018

Mayor and CEO should not pick Rattler investigator: Hartwig

premium_icon Mayor and CEO should not pick Rattler investigator: Hartwig

Without an independent examination of the failures of council on this matter history may repeat itself.

Fri 11 May 2018

Why is Curra still waiting for a gun range 25 years later?

premium_icon Why is Curra still waiting for a gun range 25 years later?

Letter: What I was wondering was, what has happened in the last two years to further this goal?

Act must be urgently changed to reduce power of mayors, CEOs

premium_icon Act must be urgently changed to reduce power of mayors, CEOs

Letter: We must return to the true representative democracy model which served the community so well in the past.

Thu 10 May 2018

LGAQ boss defends Gympie council's membership

premium_icon LGAQ boss defends Gympie council's membership

LGAQ: The net benefit (of membership) for Gympie Regional Council has resulted in membership costs for this year of only $25,984

Wed 9 May 2018

Gympie ex-deputy mayor: what really goes on in council

premium_icon Gympie ex-deputy mayor: what really goes on in council

Divisions didn't exist in Gympie back then, and we didn't kid ourselves we were special: letter from former Gympie City deputy mayor

Tue 8 May 2018

Opportunities the bypass will create and how Rattler fits in

premium_icon Opportunities the bypass will create and how Rattler fits in

THERE is some concern about the proposed bypass taking business away from Gympie. But the bypass can offer great opportunities, including for active tourism.

Sat 5 May 2018

FACEBOOK ABUSE: Keep in there Dan, don't let the nutters win

premium_icon FACEBOOK ABUSE: Keep in there Dan, don't let the nutters win

We have not long ago witnessed what happened to young Dolly, and this should have been a lesson to people old enough to have more sense: letter

Hartwig: We must make a silk purse out of a $20m sow's ear

Hartwig: We must make a silk purse out of a $20m sow's ear

When your road is not graded, your road edge not mowed or the pothole not fixed take a trip on the Rattler so you can see where the money has gone.

Fri 4 May 2018

I've known Fredman 40 years and appreciate his many talents

premium_icon I've known Fredman 40 years and appreciate his many talents

Along with his knowledge of the region, Bob has a deep love and appreciation of the area and its people through close involvement in community groups: letter

Thu 3 May 2018

I ask again, why was Bob Fredman released from council?

premium_icon I ask again, why was Bob Fredman released from council?

FORGIVE me for asking if Mr Fredman's release from the Cooloola Shire Council as deputy engineer was ever made public other than by "mutual agreement?: letter

Jerome demands Fredman, Walker state their Rattler opinion

premium_icon Jerome demands Fredman, Walker state their Rattler opinion

"WITH three days left until the election I believe it is important for the other two candidates in Division 8 by-election to publicly voice where they stand”

New manager's salary more than the Rattler ever made: letter

premium_icon New manager's salary more than the Rattler ever made: letter

The expenses for the Rattler Railway Company will most likely outdo the costs of the performing arts centre in Port Macquarie: letter

Wed 2 May 2018

Fear, politics, conspiracies in race for vacant council seat

premium_icon Fear, politics, conspiracies in race for vacant council seat

'I HAVE received heaps of emails and people telling me a vote for a particular candidate will stop the Rattler and we won't have to pay the $17 million'

Dangerous bike path means fitness comes at price in Tin Can

premium_icon Dangerous bike path means fitness comes at price in Tin Can

At a meeting with the Mayor and councillors held in Tin Can Bay on May 29, 2017, the poor condition of this pathway was pointed out to the Mayor

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