Letters to the Editor – please tell us what you really think

letters to the editor

QNews receives regular correspondence from our readers. However, most letters are not intended for publication. But we know our readers have things to say. So QNews will now publish Letters to the Editor here on the website every Thursday.

Write on any subject you like. Our writers do not have time to cover all your interests, so tell us what you care about: politics, religion, sex, the pandemic, pop stars, quantum physics or alien abductions.

Please address your letters to contact@QNews.com.au and write ‘Letter’ in the subject line.

We will publish the best letters we receive though not, of course, any correspondence containing defamatory statements or hate speech.

We also reserve the right to fact-check any inaccurate claims. While everyone has a right to their opinions, we refuse to promote ‘alternative facts’.

Please disclose your membership of — or employment with — a political party or any other affiliation relevant to your letter.

QNews may edit letters for clarity, punctuation and grammar but will not alter context.

Hints for Letters to the Editor

Some hints to help your letter find its way onto QNews.

Short – preferably under 200 words.

Sweet – don’t defame anyone, make threats or use hate speech.

Simple – stick to one issue so that readers more easily comprehend your point.

Identifying yourself

At election time, we will need your full name, address and phone number.

Outside of election times, please use a real email address so we can contact you if we need your agreement to an edit.

Using the actual name people know you by increases your credibility, so we prefer you sign off with that and your general locality eg: Thelma Parsons, Eggs and Bacon Bay, Tasmania.

If you are unwilling to use your actual name, please use something readily identifiable as a pen name such as Bye Felicia, Covidiot, or Sloppy McFloppy.

Once again – address letters to contact@QNews.com.au with subject line ‘Letters’.

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Destiny Rogers

Destiny Rogers embarked on her career in the media industry immediately after high school, initially joining Mirror News, which later evolved into News Ltd. She fondly recalls editing Ian Byford's 'Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns' as one of her most fulfilling projects. Additionally, Destiny co-researched and co-wrote 'The Queen's Ball', chronicling the history of the world's longest-running continuous queer event. Her investigative work on the history of Australia's COON Cheese and Edward Coon culminated in the publication 'COON: More Holes than Swiss Cheese', a collaborative effort with Dr. Stephen Hagan. Destiny's journey at QNews began as a feature writer, and she was subsequently elevated to the role of Managing Editor of QNews Magazine in 2018. However, in July 2022, she decided to resign from this role to refocus on research and feature writing. For contact, please reach out at destinyr@qnews.com.au.

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