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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 […]

LETTER: Difference of opinion

SIR, – Almost two fifths of those who responded in the Marriage Equality survey indicated their wish to keep the current law as it is. This percentage could be representative of about eight-million Australians. It is disingenuous to suggest that politicians should only follow the ‘majority’ decision in their vote during the parliamentary debate on […]

LETTER: Public Holiday Confusion

SIR, – Business Horsham is an organisational body representing business owners in Horsham and district and is completely ‘independent’ from Horsham Rural City Council. In March this year the council requested a copy of a survey that Business Horsham undertook with 127 members back in 2014 to assist with their decision-making process in reference to […]

LETTER: Show some respect

SIR, – I was appalled to find that there was absolutely no official ceremony in Stawell to commemorate Remembrance Day this year. I walked down to the cenotaph about 10.50am to find only two men in fluoro work shirts standing around the cenotaph. Thinking they might have been council workers I asked them what time the ceremony […]

Letter: Time to act

SIR, – Given the majority positive survey result for the ABS marriage equality survey for the electorate of Mallee, I urge Member for Mallee Andrew Broad to reflect this result in his conscience vote for the legislation. While I believe that government has abrogated its responsibility throughout this process, and should have already resolved the […]


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