Garry Linnell (12 Nov) says he's leaving Sydney "at least for the next year or so", but he's "going to have to visit her every day". No half measures with you then, Garry! An hour or so up the coast (travelling off-peak, I presume), and commuting daily, is hardly "leaving".
I wholeheartedly agree, Sydney is awful and getting steadily worse, but nowhere in this state is safe from Mike Baird. For the cost of an overcoat, Tasmania, New Zealand or even Finland sound like better solutions.
There aren't too many ways available for venting one's anger or frustration at some of the things happening in the world around us. One such escape valve is the good old Letter to the Editor, even if only a small proportion of them gets published. It is often well-nigh impossible to keep the discussion short enough for the newspapers. So rather that have them expire in some Editor's Trash bin, we'll preserve them for posterity here. Inevitably, though, some nuances will be lost for those unfamiliar with the background or the letter or article to which we are responding. But each is undoubtedly a miniature literary masterpiece, though you may find the themes become somewhat repetitive.