Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

They're a Law Unto Themselves

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

They're a Law Unto Themselves

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SO THE school at New Farm has banned the one reason our generation went to school Co Red Rover is no more. Straight off the bus and onto the oval where the city kids had been playing this violent game for the past hour or so. If we were lucky we could get in at least a few hits before the bell rang. Sadly, listening to talkback radio, it's obvious the school is getting its share of criticism. Hey, don't blame the school. And don't blame the teachers. Blame the new age parents and the new-age graduates from law school who have created this shemozzle. I counted the number of people at a very popular children's playground this afternoon and I noticed there were 12 kids and 17 C[pounds sterling]big peopleC[yen].

. What are the big people doing in there? Okay, two had a valid reason because one little fella probably was a couple of years old and a metre short of getting up on the swing all by himself. That leaves 15 big people who should get the hell out of there and let their kids play kids' games in a kids' playground. Little Shavonnie won't die if she loses a bit of skin at the bottom of the slide.

JIM LUSINS

Mooloolaba

It's party time up here

QUEENSLAND appears to specialise in new political parties. There was One Nation and now we have Bob Katter's Australia Party. This latter one is led by a bloke who has a job stringing two sentences together, looks like he stepped off the Wells Fargo stagecoach from Mt Isa and refers to his party as the fun party. Well, Katter made his party's first policy decision recently. He supported Gillard on the Carbon Tax just for fun, no doubt. Now, he wants to round up all the unwanted poker machines generated by his mate Wilkie's new policy and turn Mt Isa into a Las Vegas-style town.

KW

Sippy Downs

Making a real impression

AS OUR state celebrates World Teachers' Day today I would like to thank all Queensland teachers for the valuable work they do to help young people get the best possible start to learning and life. …

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