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LETTER: Future alternatives

SIR, – I read with interest your editorial, March 28, 2018,‘The Wimmera, yes we exist!’ In regards to Melbourne I agree that it is a ‘glaring red flag for a state that has a capital city slowly choking itself with a seemingly uncontrolled and costly urban sprawl’. And I as many other people living in […]

LETTER: Rail services are holding back development

SIR, – The Age newspaper on March 5 reported that ‘Victoria’s regional rail service will receive a $633-million injection to replace older trains if the Victorian coalition wins the state election’. The story continued… ‘The Opposition has promised to ‘revolutionise’ regional rail services with new models to create a more reliable service. The fleet will […]

LETTER: A critical boost

SIR, – Murray Basin Rail Project upgrades will provide a critical boost for our food and fibre producers in northern and western Victoria. The $440-million project, which has been proudly driven by Victoria’s National Party MPs, reached a significant milestone, with the Maryborough to Ararat line re-opening. It also signals imminent reopening of the Mildura […]

LETTER: Humanity – the worst and best

SIR, – Whenever I try to prioritise what I should focus on, as the Federal Member for Mallee, I am mindful of what the values and priorities are for the people I represent. Ensuring regionally based Australians are recognised for their contributions to our nation and our economy, and ensuring the services and infrastructure they […]

LETTER: Christmas message

Christmas message SIR, – On a winter’s evening over 2000 years ago, angels appeared to tell of the birth of Baby Jesus, the first Christmas story. The angels didn’t tell the politicians, the angels didn’t tell the socially important people, they told the shepherds, the farmers and the night-shift workers. The baby that was born […]

LETTER: Festive wishes

SIR, – As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and the arrival of 2018 I take this opportunity to wish everyone in the Lowan electorate a very merry Christmas, and a happy, safe and prosperous New Year. The Christmas holiday season is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends and to reflect on the […]

LETTER: Heartfelt thanks

SIR, – On behalf of Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child, I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to the many churches, schools, organisations and numerous individuals who were involved this year in packing a shoebox for a child in need. Each child is special and they will receive only one shoebox of gifts once […]

LETTER: Passenger rail for western Victoria

Former Horsham councillor Tony Phelan has written to The Weekly Advertiser outlining why communities west of Ararat should continue to lobby for a return of passenger-rail services. He has provided insight into the work that municipal leaders have provided and research that has gone into the issue. Following is his letter: SIR, – It is […]

Cr Mark Radford: Now is the time for indoor games

Horsham Rural City councillor Mark Radford addressed last week’s council meeting about a Wimmera Sports Stadium Business Case and Concept Design Report. The council received the document, which will go out for public comment. Cr Radford has submitted his speech to open council as a letter to the editor. As chair of the Horsham Multi-Purpose […]

LETTER: Service well attended

SIR, – In response to ‘Show some respect, The Weekly Advertiser, November 22. I was appalled to read this letter by Michael Joynson of Stawell. As has happened every other year, Stawell did have an official ceremony to commemorate Remembrance Day and it was very well attended. As well as there being a public notice […]


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