...AND ANOTHER THING

FIRST Lindsay Tanner and now Maxine McKew. How many more whodunit potboilers are headed our way claiming Kevin Rudd was the victim of a cabal of ALP plotters? John Dorman, Toowoomba, Queensland

FIRST Lindsay Tanner and now Maxine McKew. How many more whodunit potboilers are headed our way claiming Kevin Rudd was the victim of a cabal of ALP plotters? John Dorman, Toowoomba, Queensland

The ALP

MAXINE McKew joins Graham Richardson et al.

Jean Tansey, Berwick

MAXINE McWho?

Sampath Kumar, Mornington

THE overthrowing of Australia's prime minister has resulted in the loss of $6 billion in mining tax income. A big loss to the community for one woman's ambition.

Lisa Young, Kensington

JUSTIN Madden tells us that there's a great risk that if "the government is not prepared to entertain alternate options around the grand prix, they may as well be saying goodbye to it". He might as well try to make us panic at the prospect of losing a rotten tooth.

Judith Loriente, Hawthorn

The Coalition

MALCOLM. The time is now.

Rob Whiting, Pascoe Vale South

WONDERFUL news! "Gillard's stocks continue to rise". Now at last the Liberals might come to their senses and rid us of this "troublesome priest". Surely Tony Abbott is the worst opposition leader in Australian history?

Jill Mazzotta, Balaclava

GIVEN the negative poll results for the Liberal Party, how long before we hear the phrase "the leader has the full confidence of the party".

Brian Bywater, Warrnambool

THE question many people will be asking themselves on polling day is not so much which party they vote for, but do they want Tony Abbott as PM?

Noel Howard, Heathmont

Other matters

DICTIONARIES are a help but, as Humpty-Dumpty put it, "When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean neither more nor less." Who can't go along with that at one time or other?

John McCredie, Hawthorn East

THANK you, Wendy Squires (Forum, 20/10). You made me laugh out loud. I hope my family wasn't too offended by the noise.

Dennis Mitchell, Ceres

LOUISE Asher says she wants to retain the Grand Prix, which will cost more in 2013, but that a night-time event is too expensive. So is the expenditure on the highly questionable rail crossing in Brighton, but that is still going ahead.

Peter McNamara, Canterbury

PHILIP Lynch wants Australia to use its seat on the United Nations Security Council to promote and protect human rights around the world. That would be to "Do as we say, not as we do", would it not?

Margaret Callinan, Balwyn

THE Victorian government has no business subsidising falling attendances at churches. ACCESS Ministries is out to "recruit for Jesus" but shouldn't be using taxpayers' money to target five-year-olds.

Meredith Doig, East St Kilda

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