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LETTER: Take responsibility for addiction

SIR, – Sometimes we sit back and think what have we done with our lives. I am a 47-year-old woman and finally I can see what damage I have caused to all the people around me. I am an alcoholic and for years I have tried to stop drinking alcohol. It is not until I […]

LETTER: Morality underpins marriage equality debate

SIR, – I respond to Fran Durow’s letter to The Weekly Advertiser, August 23. Her letter evokes morality as a reason to vote against marriage equality. I’m glad that morality has come up in this debate. Firstly, research shows that same-sex-attracted Australians have poorer mental health and higher rates of suicide than others. This has […]

LETTER: Energy re-think

SIR, – Emma Kealy in her ‘Call for action on energy prices’, The Weekly Advertiser, August 23, 2017, lays the blame for higher energy prices at the feet of the Andrews Labor Government.  However, it was the Kennett Liberal-National government that privatised the retail electricity market effective after they left office. Many retailers were supposed […]

LETTER: Recreational water

SIR, – I have been a resident in Victoria since May, 2015. Making the move from a coastal town in WA to rural St Arnaud, I have discovered advantages to living in the country. These include not having to pay for parking, being able to see the stars at night and having a great sense […]

LETTER: Same-sex marriage ‘immoral’

SIR, – In the August 16 issue of The Weekly Advertiser you seem to have a rather ho-hum attitude to same-sex marriage. I can’t share it. Australian society from the beginning considered homosexual acts as immoral. A large proportion of today’s society still does, particularly those with a religious faith. As immoral acts they can […]

Community members voice their concerns about Horsham bypass

Horsham Rural City Council has come under fire from the community over its handling of a proposed city bypass and multi-use sports stadium. Community members have taken to social media to voice their concerns and opinions, commenting on The Weekly Advertiser Facebook page. Here is what the community is saying: VFF calls for Horsham bypass […]

LETTER| Don Johns, a celebration of a life well lived

On Friday, June 23, the community came together to celebrate the life of Don Johns OAM. It was an opportunity to acknowledge and give gratitude to the dedicated eminent service and visionary leadership provided to this community over a long period of time. Don initiated and drove many key community outcomes across many service clubs […]

LETTER: Ararat rates figures

SIR, – Stop the press! Farmers do not pay half, 55 percent, of what town residents pay in rates. We pay on average eight times – even with a 55 percent differential. Ours are already among the highest rates in the state. What actually happens is this: The council works out how much money they […]

LETTER: With great thanks

SIR, – Our greatest sympathy to Jo Johns and family on the passing of Don Johns OAM. After 19 years of service as chair of Horsham Regional Art Gallery committee of management, it is with deep sadness to hear of his passing. Under his leadership and guidance, the gallery has built many important relationships within […]

LETTER: Disappointment at Horsham public holiday shift

A Horsham business representative is leading objections to a Horsham municipal decision to change a public holiday from Melbourne Cup Tuesday on November 7 to Horsham Cup on Friday, November 3. Horsham Plaza manager Allison Roberts has written to Horsham Rural City Council, detailing concerns on behalf of plaza businesses, after surveys regarding the proposal. […]

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