While we think that more choice is going to produce greater well-being, often the opposite occurs.
Jeff Corbett OPINION: Young, dumb and covered in tatts.
Emma Elsworthy OPINION | Currently one in every five Australian women experience the discomfort of a fellow employee – or boss – making unwanted advances in a professional setting.
John Ashburn, Newstead I was dismayed to read that the Mount Alexander Council has decided in keeping with intended legislation to bar funeral proceedings with coffins or caskets in our local parks that the ratepayers have paid for and maintained ('Backlash over funeral ban', January 16).
Hans Paas, Castlemaine What has happened to change the performance and outcomes from Mount Alexander Shire Council decisions of late? In 2008 we saw the increased corporatisation of our council and the service oriented culture gradually give way to a revenue-raising imperative that left residents, traders and community groups disadvantaged and a general degradation of community life.
Nancy Mortimer, Kyneton The Localised Planning Statement for the Macedon Ranges released by the Victorian Government only shows that, yet again we have been let down by the authorities in charge of the future and the preservation of the uniqueness of towns that are noted as tourist destinations because of their rural nature.