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Spoken words cannot be taken back

Forum – The Australian Government has misused words where China is concerned and this in turn has caused great harm to Australia’s trade with China. Instead of pointing the finger…


Neglect of pocket communities

Forum – One must applaud the decision to place Central Coast Council under administration. Suspension (of councillors) by the Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock was a necessary action on…


Three Auditor General’s audits failed

Forum – Reading the Administrator’s 30-day interim report, the question of accountability – excuse the pun – exercises my mind as a ratepayer. On page three of the report, the…


Ratepayers are losing their assets

Forum – So, the end game is in the open, Council assets are for sale. (Chronicle p1 Dec 2 “Many Council assets listed for sale”) Mr Murphy was, it seems,…


Violated, abused and somewhat vindicated

Forum – Violated, abused and somewhat vindicated are my feelings towards Central Coast Council after many years of trying to support the Coast on environmental, disability and social issues. Violated…


Road safety strategy undermined

Forum – How shameful and disgraceful of the NRMA, with the support of the Shadow Minister for Central Coast, David Harris, and Shadow Minister for Road, John Graham, to take…


Thanks for a job well done

Forum – I would like to congratulate your staff for all your hard work in putting together the Coast News. It has become a great local community newspaper, full of…


Smart phone app requirement outrageous

Forum – The recent announcement that a Smart phone app will be required to eat out, attend social gatherings and travel is outrageous. It is obvious which groups are least…


Removing warning signs no problem

Forum – I do not understand the objections to the removal of warning signs for mobile speed cameras (“No more warning signs for mobile speed cameras”, issue 270, November 27)….


Travelling via NorthConnex is a breeze

Forum – Having travelled to Katoomba recently using the new NorthConnex tunnel we found the journey a breeze. It was worth the toll charged as it cut out the awful…


Huge thanks to medical staff

Forum – I just lost my son Chris to prostate cancer. He was my last child and he joins his late sister, Louise Lee, and his brother, Adrian. May I…





Where are we headed?

Forum – Over the last 40 years I have seen the demise of the Waratah Spring Festival and the Kariong Flower Show, Old Sydney Town and our country towns closing…


Bridge fence money could be better spent

The almost bankrupt Central Coast Council intends to expend the enormous sum of over $900,000 on an unwanted, horrible fence to prevent children jumping into the water from the St…


Alternate way of practising democracy needed

Forum – Pork barrelling is made possible by Australia’s electoral system, based on Single Member Electoral Districts. Many Australians are not aware of alternatives. In Multi Member District systems, used…


More transparency needed

Forum – I just wanted to ask: how do we know if the Administrator is aware of the politicking between the State Government and Central Coast Council and/or will simply…