ANTHONY Mundine said he won’t stand for the national anthem when he fights Jeff Horn. It doesn’t matter, because when Horn finishes with him he won’t be on his feet anyway.
John Keen, Gateshead
I NOTICE that our new Prime Minister has been in tears and bought to his knees over children in detention (‘Scott Morrison: 'I dropped to my knees in tears' over refugees’, Sydney Morning Herald, 9/11). Is this the same person that said while immigration minister and turning back the boats that he cannot comment on operational issues? Well, Mr Morrison, the welfare of all people is an operational issue whether they are refugees or Australians. Eventually your actions will define you.
Steven Wisnie, Dudley
NEVILLE Aubrey (Letters 8/11) raises the question as to whether Jesus was gay (not that there is anything wrong with that) and suggests that because, for example, he liked the company of men (especially the 12 disciples) churches should have to do some rethinking on the subject. I doubt that Mr Aubrey’s question will generate a great deal of discussion, although some might begin to wonder whether Christ's carrying of the cross to the crucifixion might have been the original Mardi Gras parade.
David Stuart, Merewether
ONCE again we have a journalist, not surprisingly female, Jacqueline Maley, rambling on about unproven sexual assault allegations as if they are fact, in this case involving Luke Foley (‘Again, a woman cleans up mess’, Newcastle Herald 9/11). How about doing something different like waiting to see if he is found guilty by authorities instead of automatically believing the other party? But I suppose you are a journalist and we can't expect much more.
Michael Parker, Medowie
CAN I ask what is going on with this sex war against the male species? In the US, the Girl Scouts of America, founded 1912, are trying to sue the Boy Scouts, founded 1910, for using the name scouts (Topics 8/11).
Mick Porter, Raymond Terrace
WITH his claim that the federal government exists at the pleasure of the sovereign states (Letters 12/11), Scott Hillard presents an excellent case for a civics program in schools. It was the people who voted for a constitution and nationhood via the various referenda of the times.
Greg Archbold, Eleebana
GREAT article Saturday on Rob Hadley (‘Pedalling hard’, Weekender 10/11). Rob's knowledge and continued support of cyclists in the Hunter has been ongoing and appreciated. Local government could definitely seek out Rob's, and others, ideas on how to make Newcastle more bike-friendly!
Boyd Conrick, Redhead
ANY ladies who worked at John Lysaghts are invited to an annual reunion on November 30 at Wests New Lambton from 12.30pm. Attendees are asked to bring a gift worth up to $10 for a secret Santa. Call Janice on 4067 9751 for details.