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Grave concerns about anti-vax sentiments

Forum – While l respect your newspapers policy on the freedom of opinions expressed in the Forum, l hold grave concerns on the publishing of antivax sentiments by unqualified and…


Seeking less talk and more action

FORUM – I refer to your article of December 24 and see that Asset Energy’s Executive Director David Breeze is enthused by the potential of gas reserves off the coast…



Applying common sense to schools

Forum – Re the recent teachers strikes: as Charles Dickens implied, it still is “the best of times and the worst of times” and that certainly includes in schools. Everyone…



Advantages of formal post-school study

Forum – Congratulations TAFE and Central Coast’s Trilogy Disability Services for your joint initiative of a traineeship, possibly leading to a Certificate III in Allied Health, we need more such…



Coal killing more than COVID

Forum – In recent times several Central Coast citizens have raised issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. It is a distressing situation, however, I can’t help feeling equally…




Hart must clarify ‘unlawful’ matters

Forum – I received my rate notice and with anticipation I opened it and saw that the proposed increase had started, however it was the glossy brochure enclosed that caught…



Hyland Bites: No more, please!

Forum – We have the Department of Planning telling us how to direct city growth for the next 20 years. We have Regional Development Australia Central Coast to tell us…


The not-so-public inquiry

Forum – Why is the so called “public” inquiry into Central Coast Council being conducted largely in secret (“Nine suspended Councillors make submissions”, CCN 6 August)? The only reason given…


Planning controls fail on three counts

Forum – The ink is barely dry on our updated Development Plan, and, to mix a metaphor, the cracks are already showing (“Residents push back against Brick Wharf proposal”, “Proposed…


Democracy doesn’t equal demerger

Forum – What does the Central Coast Friends of Democracy hope to achieve by its demerger campaign (“Demerger Petition launched” advertisement, CCN 303)? It is fatuous to argue that two…




Make mums and children our priority

Forum – We are experiencing a situation where many single parents, and especially single mums, particularly those on welfare, or with disabled children, are finding it impossible to get a…