Why are the banks not before the courts answering charges for the offences they already admit?
The investigative arm of the Herald is to be congratulated for pursuing possible perpetrators of serious crime regardless of their reputation and for being?"Independent. Always".
Gladys, I'm sorry but you've lost my vote ("When we build them, the crowds will come", November 25-26).? Coming on the heels of the unnecessary massive cost involved in shifting the Powerhouse Museum and your focus on roads, rather than prioritising rail, the $2.3b (and?sure to rise) on stadiums is a shocking extravagance when your government cries poor on a litany of other, far more important issues. You are recently quoted stating there is an economic case to justify this extraordinary exercise, so please do feel free to articulate your position.?I won't comment on Allianz, other than to ask how do taxpayers know that the replacement won't be as poor quality as the current one?? If Roman stadiums have stood for a thousand years, then with all our technology, why can't yours last more than 50 years? Kay Buckeridge, Mosman
Taking children to sport on the weekends can be stressful but you have to make the most of it.
Why don't the ABC invite representatives from each group to debate it publicly on Q&A?
The media coverage of Malcolm Turnbull's political whim to cancel sittings of Federal Parliament next week has overlooked where he gets the power to make such a monumental but "stroke of the pen" decision. It is not strictly the PM who has the power – it is the Speaker of the House Tony Smith who relies on standing orders to control sitting schedules.
Malcolm Turnbull's announcement on tax cuts, like so many of his ideas, is scant on detail and more like a thought bubble.
A promised fistful of dollars is Malcolm Turnbull's latest act of distraction and self-preservation.
Thank you Patrick Dodson for advocating so powerfully for a new approach to the scandalous rates of incarceration of indigenous youth.
Thank you, Kristina Keneally, for nominating for the vacant Bennelong seat and please accept my best wishes in having a win.
Very successful European cities including Paris have largely resisted any urge to Manhattanise their central areas.
Congratulations to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, but not Australia's who has proffered no help.
The success of this extremely expensive survey happened not because of Malcolm Turnbull but despite him.
Once again Australians have voted for a fair go and equality for all; now our politicians need to act.
Australia must change our electoral system so that our representatives co-operate and solve problems.
Allen & Unwin should hang its head?in shame ("Writer fears great pall of China as book ditched",?November 13). By not publishing Clive Hamilton's book, Silent Invasion: How China is Turning Australia into a Puppet State, it is?playing right into China's hands.?If the publisher is?so concerned with Chinese government litigation, why not have a British?or US publisher publish it and we simply import or download copies. Or better still, beef up our own litigation laws to avoid this happening.?As the recent Four?Corners investigation showed, we as Australians need to have the facts before us. Why is China so concerned about the truth? Les Herbert Castle Hill
Peter Garrett's claim that "if?The Domain?was good enough for Paul's mentor Jack Lang it is good enough for Midnight Oil" rings hollow? ("Keating accuses Garrett of squatting on a sacred Sydney site", November 11-12).
The world would be a better place if everyone behaved with the same love and compassion that the Darwiche family have shown at this dreadfully sad time.
Civilizations operated successfully on an agreed set of rules well before any of today's established religions.
Recent fatalities must question whether cars truly benefit society or cause far more problems than they solve.
Obviously Julie Bishop didn't take notice of the weather forecast last Saturday. While wearing a giant flying saucer-sized hat at the Derby she could have been blown away.
With a record of failures by parliamentarians to disclose relevant financial interests, what faith can we have in this belated and weak proposition?
Peter Dutton boasts that no asylum seeker has drowned on his watch ("As hardliner breaks ranks, PM leaves door ajar to NZ solution", November 6). Several have died, however in attacks or by suicide, and most will no doubt bear emotional scars for the rest of their lives, thanks to the mental torture they have been subjected to in our name.
How can Malcolm Turnbull defend Josh Frydenberg yet deny the rights of the stateless refugees on Manus Island?
I have visited Uluru and agree with Jenna Price that I have been incredibly "lucky to walk in its shadow and around its footprint".
Premier claims the "government is completely committed to a strong ICAC".
Following Joyce's humiliating expulsion, Turnbull put on his best smile, and announced it was business as usual.
Redefining the value of older people to social and economic development is the next big opportunity.
I feel ashamed as an Australian that we have such a dysfunctional and boorish government, in contrast to the relatively civilised and progressive government of New Zealand.
Residents along the Bankstown rail corridor never wanted to replace our high-capacity, full-seating double decker trains in the first place.