Letters to the Editor

Fri 5 May 2017

Bad call set to leave elderly high and dry

Bad call set to leave elderly high and dry

When Telecom/Telstra was government owned we had a communications network better than anywhere in the world, now it can only be described as Third World.

Fri 31 Mar 2017

LETTER: What can you do to stop the flu?

LETTER: What can you do to stop the flu?

IT'S time for everyone to think about how we can prevent the spread of flu in our community.

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Damned if they do and damned if they don't

Damned if they do and damned if they don't

My cat is a prisoner in our home because he has been attacked in our own yard on four separate occasions by off-lead dogs.

Gender gap will exist for many more years

Gender gap will exist for many more years

The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap will not close entirely until 2186.

Wed 8 Mar 2017

Is medical cannabis the answer?

Is medical cannabis the answer?

MEDICAL cannabis has been promoted on the basis that it is beneficial to medical conditions when conventional medicine doesn't work.

Sat 4 Mar 2017

OPINION: Home care reforms a big help to elderly

OPINION: Home care reforms a big help to elderly

Individual and their families can decide which care provider they use to get services such as help with showering, food preparation, shopping and daily tasks.

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Penalty rates reduction just doesn't add up

Penalty rates reduction just doesn't add up

How will reducing the income of those paid least in the community leave us better off?

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Nude beach support

Nude beach support

Queensland should be given the power to allocate clothing-optional beaches within their shires

Thu 23 Feb 2017

Our elderly deserve better

Our elderly deserve better

QUEENSLAND'S elderly are not receiving proper care in aged-care facilities because there simply aren't enough nurses with the right skills employed.

Bring back the cane

Bring back the cane

The jails and courts are filled with criminals and record numbers of teachers, emergency workers and police are assaulted almost on a daily basis.

Sun 19 Feb 2017

LETTER: Gain the best prospects against ovarian cancer

LETTER: Gain the best prospects against ovarian cancer

OVARIAN cancer is one of the hardest cancer to detect, and sadly remains the leading cause of death from gynaecological cancers.

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Make no exceptions in finding a fairer tax system

Make no exceptions in finding a fairer tax system

THERE seems to be some fresh banter floating about the airwaves and print media concerning who next to attack to save a national quid or two.

Fri 3 Feb 2017

Disappointing to see hospital used as political football

Disappointing to see hospital used as political football

How discouraging to see such an important issue as a fully-functioning medical school on the Sunshine Coast become just another political football.

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Force people to improve their health

Force people to improve their health

WITH our health system costing taxpayers a massive amount of money, isn't it time our government thought outside the square?

Sun 22 Jan 2017

LETTER: NZ treats seniors better than we do

LETTER: NZ treats seniors better than we do

Senior citizens are chased and penalised for their meagre savings.

Sat 21 Jan 2017

OPINION: It's time to stand up for the older people in our community

OPINION: It's time to stand up for the older people in our...

WE NEED more beds available for our aged, not less.

Wed 18 Jan 2017

Streep's attack on bullying deserves applause

Streep's attack on bullying deserves applause

When bullying takes place, physiological, psychological and social damage is the result.

LETTER: What's in a date? A lot when it's Australia Day

LETTER: What's in a date? A lot when it's Australia Day

AUSTRALIA Day should be January 1 - the day Australia became a nation.

Thu 12 Jan 2017

Urgent review needed on politicians' entitlements

Urgent review needed on politicians' entitlements

I can see either Nick Xenophon or Pauline Hanson's party offering a politicians' entitlements review at the next election.

Tue 10 Jan 2017

Politicians think we are all stupid

Politicians think we are all stupid

I STRUGGLE to understand the thinking behind highly-intelligent and highly-paid politicians attempting to charge private trips to the taxpayer.

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