POOR Ken Wyatt, what a beautiful speech he made to the press club the other day. He, like Malcolm, will find that the most opposition he will get is from his own party. They, at the moment, are more importantly working on a bill to cover the rights for right wing fundamentalist white Christians. How the hell they are going to do that is a miracle. Let us pray. Working on behalf of organisations who don't pay tax and tax payers pay their wages. Organisations that are still to pay redress for child sex offences. What a wonderful country we live in.
David Stallard, Mayfield
BOBBY Studdert (Short Takes, 12/7), it must be the fact that Andrew Johns has more influence on the eastern stand and the western stand misses out on food and drink trading time. Were you perhaps hobnobbing in a corporate area? I long for the days when you could drink alcohol all day at the footy if you wanted to, just as long as you were responsible. Nowadays the majority of punters are disadvantaged by the minority of people who misbehave and probably shouldn't drink at all, hence the lockout laws.
Tony Morley, Waratah
HEY! Teachers! Leave them kids alone, all in all it's just another brick in the wall ('Brick by brick, LEGO event grows in size', Newcastle Herald, 15/7).
Allan Gibson, Cherrybrook
WHAT a delight for the mature-aged people who attended the musical performance at the Baptist Tabernacle. There is nothing better than a male-voice choir. The Sydney Male Choir together with the Waratah Male Choir gave a most professional and entertaining performance. The Sydney Choir was conducted perfectly by Keiren Brandt-Saudy and accompanied by a highly qualified pianist, Zenith Chae who is studying Medical Science at Sydney University. The repertoire consisted of modern ballads, comic songs with chorography and Welsh hymns. The finale with the combined choirs that sang The Holy City was emotional and probably could be heard all over Civic Park. The Waratah Men's Choir did our city proud and together with the brilliant guest artist from the Newcastle Grammar School who played several pieces on the piano, made the afternoon most enjoyable so that everyone left with a smile on their face. The men showed how much they enjoyed performing and singing together. It is hoped that there will be more of this type of entertainment, and in a venue such as the Tabernacle with its great acoustics.
Pat Wilson, Newcastle
A GREAT local bloke with sporting knowledge across the board with the ability to call accurately and honestly, but in the name of consistency ABC will spear him ('Hammo's calling days numbered at ABC', Herald 13/7). So Nick Morris, don't be surprised when a large number of the Hunter Valley move to another station in the interest of consistency of course.
Terry O'Donoghue, Merewether
IN birthdays (Topics, 9/7) OJ Simpson was described only as "US football player and actor". It should have included that he is a convicted criminal.