Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Anzacs Were Not Fed 'Cookies'

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Anzacs Were Not Fed 'Cookies'

Article excerpt

OVER the past few years Australia has been flooded by Americanisms - from the Hip Hop language and signs to the more recent use of the word "Eastern" after the time in sporting commercials.

But there is one I heard on a TV commercial for a popular magazine the other day that was advertising a recipe for "Anzac cookies".

Believe me, they have never existed, don't exist now and never will exist.

They have always been, are, and always will be Anzac biscuits.

Just to hear them referred to as 'cookies' set my teeth on edge.

Even in schools, children are taught American spelling of such words as "surprize" instead of the English "surprise" and others.

Sadly, we are losing our language.



No protest over Williams death

CARL Williams was a "death in custody", so I will await the protest marches and demands for an inquiry into how a prisoner was killed, while he was supposed to be under constant supervision!

As Mr Williams is not an indigenous person, there will be no protests.

There will be no call for an inquiry, and the latest news is that no charges have been laid, despite the fact that the killing was seen on CCTV.

Can anybody see the irony in all of this?

Like millions of other people around the country I am well aware of the way that Carl Williams lived and died.

However, that is beside the point.

The point here is, we are facing blatant hypocrisy.

March when there is a black death in custody but do not march when the prisoner is non-indigenous.

The trouble is, I have heard of other cases of people dying in jail, but only when the person is indigenous do we see people marching in the street, demanding an inquiry.

The time has come for all prisoners who are considered at risk to be watched at all times.



Cameras won't stop road deaths

SINCE the introduction of speed cameras in Queensland there had been no significant reduction in road deaths.

However, there has been a great increase in revenue collected from motorists.

The recent introduction of covert cameras will do nothing to reduce the yearly death toll. …

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