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Fast train mention is just a vote catcher

NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, made the announcement about a fast train between Sydney and Gosford during a press stop at Gosford Station on December 5, 2018. This statement by the Premier is just a vote…


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IHAP members unlikely to be independent

How disingenuous of the State Planning Minister, to call the hearing and assessment panel for the Central Coast “independent”, when it’s obvious that it’s the Minister’s staff who will make the selection of the panel…


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Criticism of Gittens’ article unfounded

I refer to a letter from, Frank Cohen, in Coast Community News edition 197, wherein he disagrees with an article about private school funding written by Sydney Morning Herald Journalist, Ross Gittens. He describes, Ross…


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Cold-blooded murder of the English tongue

Latest examples of what Professor Higgins, in “My Fair Lady”, called “the cold-blooded murder of the English tongue”. We now have “clean coal” as in “clean coal-fired power stations”. We are now told of the…



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Upbeat statements appear to be of little value

The Mayor’s argument that Council should be responsible for development approvals, because the Council has been “elected to make decisions in the best interests of the community” (Coast Community News edition 198), is a particularly…


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Nationalist governments not recommended

As Robert Findley channels Donald Trump (Coast Community News edition 200), and in turn, espousing a Nationalist government, he seems to have forgotten his WWII history, which was the last time that a Nationalist government…


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One set of rules and regulations needed

Trying to run two steam engines at the same time will not produce a rocket ship. In its wisdom, Council has decided to run with a Northern and a Southern area. Sounds like two separate…


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Common Law isn’t always right

Murray Stocks’ article amazed me. Doesn’t he realise that Common Law can, and has historically, got it tragically and horrifically wrong? What about Australia being uninhabited and the wholesale slaughter of our Indigenous people as…