I WISH to make a comment on the recent collection of bulk garbage recently by Lake Macquarie City Council. In my opinion, it was an excellent exercise done properly. I’d also like to point out the behaviour of some of the people who scavenge through the material out the front of various properties prior to it being picked up. Various individuals choose to behave like absolute bogans. They have ripped apart bags and spread the contents all over the road. So much so that next time I think I may employ the use of a skip bin. It isn’t too much to ask that this small minority behave in a decent manner.
Jack Abbott, Cardiff
WATCH for the cable and ozone thieves during the bulk waste pick-ups! There are bargains, recycling and repurposing opportunities. However watch for the cable cutters that snip off leads from serviceable throw outs and release the refrigerant from air conditioners to take the copper parts. That’s just wrong.
Keith Allen, Warners Bay
THERE must be many Americans who wish they had a leader living offshore represented by someone with the authority to close down the government, appoint a caretaker government and call an election.
Bruce Johnston, Merewether Heights
I BOUGHT two apples this morning at Coles and the checkout lady asked if they were red delicious, noting they usually have a sticker. I replied that they were the cheapest ones, to which she replied," That doesn't help me." I thought to myself that maybe the up-and-coming aren't as rude, obnoxious and seemingly worldly as I had previously perceived. I ended up saying she should get up the blokes out the back and we all laughed and went to work happy. That’s the way it should be.
Bryn Roberts, New Lambton
THE last I heard Australia was a democracy, yet the federal government is reportedly demanding councils around Australia hold their citizenship ceremonies on January 26 this year (Daily Telegraph 13/1). I say stick to your guns and tell them you will hold these ceremonies on any day you feel like.
Darryl Tuckwell, Eleebana
JUST when will politicians realise smart voters believe none of their election pledges (‘Labor edges towards road’, Newcastle Herald 11/1)? Nick Greiner promised us dual carriage from Tourle Street to Nelson Bay way back in 1988. To this day, nothing comes of election promises especially for Newcastle. We don't exist as far as Macquarie Street is concerned. Please keep trying Kate, but l don't hold much hope.
David Enderby, Corlette
CAN’T a government run the country instead of endless Royal Commissions?
Peter Hay, Islington
RICHARD Mallaby (Letters, 10/1), can you confirm how far back your statistics go? What you have stated is probably from when records began. You should have said "Since the beginning of recording of temperatures" because who knows what temperatures the earth had since the Ice Age?