THE alleged murderer of that young mother at Glendale was free and able to carry out this despicable crime despite the fact he was sentenced to a minimum of two years in October 2017 ('Killed by a man on bail', Newcastle Herald 15/3), which meant he shouldn't have been free until October 2019. However, someone in their wisdom decided that he was eligible for parole. I believe someone should be held accountable.
Robert Dixon, Morpeth
IT'S nice to see our mayor in another feelgood story ('No joke, Newcastle Comedy Festival ready to become a reality', Herald 14/.3). When are we going to see her photo in a not so good story, like Stockton beach or telling ratepayers everything on Supercars spending?
Bruce Cook, Adamstown
A CHEAPLY-photocopied note was slipped under the wipers of my admittedly improperly parked car. My gripe is that, not sufficiently happy with revenue raising from highways, police are now seemingly prowling low-crime suburbs in search of harmless, well-meaning citizens who park their cars in front their property. These acts only hurt families and do no benefit the public's regard of the police force.
Ian Ng, Adamstown Heights
THERE'S more chance of Brad Hill being the first coal miner on Mars than there is of two new coal fired power stations being built in the Hunter Valley.
Mac Maguire, Charlestown
BRYN Roberts, how about instead of thinking the world revolves around you getting a paper and how dare people be in line before you, you have a little bit of patience and wait your turn?
Rod Hawkins, Kurri Kurri
DESTRUCTION or defacing property is regarded as vandalism or malicious damage. This law apparently does not apply to the government in relation to the football stadium, Newcastle rail line and many other assets gone or going. In my opinion the arrogance in NSW is stunning and verges on dictatorship. They have repeatedly shown that they only listen to a small group and denigrate anyone who opposes. Most of the projects being forced on NSW residents and taxpayers are not the most important projects in NSW for the spending of our funds. The Berejiklian government has to go!
Steve Weatherstone, Warners Bay
I'M very pleased that the government has finally agreed to fund the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, which Labor has been calling for since 2017. As a former disability support worker, I can attest to the grave need for this independent investigation. A royal commission will mean people with disability, their loved ones, carers and advocates can tell their stories and seek justice at the highest level. It is, however, disappointing there are only two weeks allocated for people to have input into the commission's draft terms of reference, which will ensure all important issues are covered. I strongly encourage everyone with an interest in this issue to provide input into the terms of reference at dss.gov.au by Thursday 28 March.