Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Greatest Travesty since Joh's Corrupt Regime

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Greatest Travesty since Joh's Corrupt Regime

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AS A proud Queenslander I am usually buoyed by the announcement of my fellow Queenslanders being named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

However I was disgusted and appalled to learn former Queensland premier Peter Beattie had been bestowed with the Order of Australia Companion in the General Division for eminent service to the parliament and community of Queensland.

Fancy awarding the highest Australian honour possible to the man who started the disgraceful rot that was the former Queensland government and so ably completed by his successor, Anna Bligh before her government was unceremoniously dispatched earlier this year.

No doubt Beattie was nominated for the award by his incompetent Labor mates as who else would have the temerity to honour such an individual for making Queensland politics a laughing stock thankfully not seen since the days of the corrupt Bjelke-Petersen regime?

Sadly, they honoured him also.

MICHAEL SHAW

Noosaville

Not honourable

AUSTRALIA, wake up.

We have awarded a man who advocates the murder of babies for one of our highest honours Co the Order of Australia.

Peter Singer, a highly controversial academic, was honoured as someone who has contributed to the building of our nation.

In 1979 he wrote: C[pounds sterling]If the foetus does not have the same claim to life as a person, it appears that the newborn baby does not either, and the life of a newborn baby is of less value than the life of a pig, a dog, or a chimpanzee C* In thinking about this matter we should put aside feelings based on the small, helpless and Co sometimes Co cute appearance of human infants C* If we can put aside these emotionally moving but strictly irrelevant aspects of the killing of a baby we can see that the grounds for not killing persons do not apply to newborn infants.C[yen]

Recent comments indicate Mr Singer retains this view.

The fact that this man is regarded as worthy of receiving such an award is disturbing enough.

More disturbing is the lack of reaction from our politicians or media.

DARREN TRINDER

Sippy Downs

Good on you, Des

WELL done to all the recipients of this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. …

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