Letters to the Editor

May 2017

Credit to community for aged care boost

31 MAY 2016: All of Far North Queensland owes an enormous debt of gratitude to the members of our community who have worked tirelessly for the significant boost announced to the Cassowary Coast’s residential aged care places – including 40 extra beds each for Innisfail…

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May 2016


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Jan 2015

Letter to the Editor - Smelter Pledge - NW Star 20/1/2015

Dear Editor Most would know that Robbie Katter is not prone to blowing his own trumpet. So it becomes my duty to advise that around 12 months ago the MP for Mount Isa Robbie Katter procured a meeting for MIM officials with the two relevant Government ministers. When requesting the…

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Nov 2014

Remembrance Day: The saddest letter I ever read

To the editor The saddest letter I ever read was written to the War Department in 1923, 7 years after Australian troops pulled out of Gallipoli harbour. The letter was from the girlfriend of Bert Henley, an RSM in the divisions that were sent to Gallipoli. She said she had heard…

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Oct 2014

Letter to the Editor: Full Support for Canossa Home

Dear Editor, It has come to my attention the urgent need for Federal Funding for the Canossa Aged Persons Home in Trebonne. After a number of phone conversations with Canossa Aged Person’s Home and local community leaders, I have written letters to the Federal Minister for…

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Jun 2014

Letter to Editor - No truth in LNP assertion

Dear Editor, Treasurer Hockey, at the Cloncurry Cattleman’s dinner June 12, 2014, stated that ‘we (the LNP) had reopened the Indonesian live export market.’ Sorry Joe, you’re a good bloke but there’s not the slightest scintilla of truth in this assertion.

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Apr 2014

Letter to Editor - Statement on the decision in the case GVK Hancock V's Coast and Country Association of Queensland.

Dear Editor, The Queensland Magistrates Court decision, on Tuesday April 8, to put a halt to mining by GVK Hancock in the Galilee Basin is a disaster to our economy. Almost all of our mining reserves (to the shame of successive Federal Governments) are now foreign owned; therefor…

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Mar 2014

Letter to the Editor - A fair ask - education for ALL Queensland children

Dear Editor, Our office has been contacted by a number of distraught parents on grazing properties who, because of the drought, are struggling to pay for their children’s education at boarding schools on the coast. Through Parliament in early February we questioned, in writing…

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Mar 2014

Letter to the Editor - Doctors forced to swallow bitter pill from Qld Gov

Dear Editor, We have written to the Federal Minister for Health urging his intervention regarding the proposed individual contracts for Queensland health doctors, which would force many of our senior specialists out of the public health system. The proposed contracts would strip…

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