AFTER seeing the fantastic Australian film Top End Wedding, I say go and see this picture. It speaks a thousand words with its powerful Australian scenery, acting and a good love story. Is it not strange that Australian movies never seem to get the same praise as movies from America? Australian films are up there with movies from other parts of the world. Be Australian, go and see this film and support the Australian film industry. Ignore the knockers and film critics. For the record I have not been paid for this film review.
Richard Ryan, Summerland Point
IF I was a young, up and coming politician looking for a leg up in the next election, I would visit at least fifty different places to vote and cast myself or my party leader a favourable ballot paper each time. Of course, I'd be incognito and I'd be able to write off the petrol and meals as work related expenses. How could the counters possibly know which voting forms are mine?
Bryn Roberts, New Lambton
I THINK it's a very sad world we live in when 89 per cent of Newcastle people would rather see the ANZAC march down the main road and stop traffic from getting from one end of town to the other on the only access road through a small town (Short Takes 9/5).
Michael O'Neill, Swansea
PERHAPS, Peter Sansom (Letters 9/5) many people think the tram is still free like the bus service. Lord mayor Nelmes said the tram should be free in the Herald some weeks ago. Parramatta, Wollongong and Sydney CBD all have a free shuttle bus, as do most capital cities. But this Newcastle!
Keith Parsons, Newcastle
CONGRATULATIONS to the Reverend Kimberly Sawyer ('New priest makes history', Newcastle Herald 9/5).
Allan Gibson, Cherrybrook
SO Scott Morrison said he will slash 25 per cent electricity prices by the end of 2021 (Daily Telegraph 10/5). Why didn't he do it while in power now? They have had years to fix this problem. Pie in the sky.
Andy McFadden, Warners Bay
NOW they've welcomed little Archie ('Meet 'our own little bundle of joy'', Herald 10/5) I wonder if the next two will be Reggie and Jughead.
John Keen, Gateshead
I TOTALLY agree with Ray Davidson's comments on Israel Folau (Letters 10/5). Problem is, Israel's comments were about eight groups of sinners but people, mainly the media and the CEO of an airline, were only offended by the inclusion of one. The other seven are silent.
Kevin Miller, Windale
RAY Davidson (Letters 10/5), if Israel Folau used his freedom of speech to degrade indigenous people and other cultures then all hell would have broken loose. In my opinion, no matter what your beliefs are, if it's going to hurt people then keep it to yourself. You can't have freedom of speech for one thing and not for other topics, so I think he crossed a line that he can't return from crossing.