Bendigo Advertiser letters to the editor

Record drop, but still cause for concern

Oh dear, our greenhouse emissions during Financial Year 2016-17 were the highest since before the carbon tax was repealed in 2014 (see the website of 'Ndev Environmental'). And that's despite a record drop in our electricity emissions.

We have now emitted 24 per cent of our carbon budget need to keep global warming below 2oC. Our Paris Agreement is '.. an ambitious target to reduce emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030, which builds on our 2020 target of reducing emissions by five per cent below 2000 levels'.

In fact, our Greenhouse Gas Emissions have increased by about 12 per cent since 2000(see website of the Department of Environment and Energy).  We're not going to make it, are we? 

Leigh Callinan, Bendigo

Bible is relevant

The Bible is relevant to the marriage debate.

Firstly marriage is a God given institution dating back to the most ancient times, for, among other things the procreation of children, something that is obviously impossible with same-sex partners

It is a basic human right that children be brought up by their biological parents as clearly set forth in the scriptures.

Secondly, our  Westminster system stemming back to the Magna Carta is founded on clear biblical principles of liberty and law for the people.

This heritage has brought many righteous liberties to us as a nation.  So the Bible, for these and many other reasons is extremely relevant to the issues at hand.

The proposed change would have a much deeper effect than the yes advocates contend. We have the great advantage of precedent.  We observe what has happened elsewhere, noting, that this very same change has resulted in the removal of freedom of speech, choice in what children are taught and liberty to exercise religious convictions for a massive portion of the  people. Love, non discrimination and equality are but a smoke screen for an out right assault on the institution of marriage and the introduction of oppressive laws that follow 

"Righteous exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people". Fellow Australians, think about it.  Vote no.

Lynton Phillips, Maiden Gully

Car damaged by vandals

After reading your article on cars keyed in Bendigo my car was also keyed at the QEO on Sunday, September 3.

I was parked inside the QEO car park three spaces from the main gate. Every panel of my car was extensively keyed except for the roof.

Even though there are signs saying they have video surveillance, they don't – which proves to be very disappointing.

The police were contacted but said there was no footage so there is nothing I can do .

The damage is so bad my car has to be scraped back and completely resprayed.

I have photos of my car. Is there anything else I can do? 

Virginia Hyland, Bendigo

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