Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Teach Communication Skills

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Teach Communication Skills

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I AGREE with Allan Pease, why not teach communication skills in schools instead of Japanese or Italian? Learning the basics of a language is useless and forgotten unless used as an adult, yet communication skills learnt early will benefit a child all their life.

BELLE

Bli Bli

Celebrity video referee

WITH all this controversy over video refs and with today's technology why not each week have a celebrity video referee.

He/she could even be watching from home and using their mobile phone to give a yeah or nay.

Of course the NRL would have to be careful who was chosen. Not Tony Abbott or we would have a scoreless game.

E. WRIGHT

Sunrise Beach

Council outsourcing

I'M really surprised and shocked to be honest to be informed by letter that Council outsources their invoicing giving out ratepayer's information, and charges for a company to print and send invoices on behalf of council.

With amalgamation I would have thought that as there was a stay on council staff positions until this last election that there would have been either staff available or the machinery available to print, collate and envelope my personal information rather than send to an outside company.

And now we are informed that decisions are made behind closed doors?

What is happening?

NAME WITHHELD BY REQUEST

Beerwah

Exploiting asylum laws

ILLEGAL arrivals exploiting asylum laws ought not to have any avenue of appeal to Australian courts. The processing and decisions are the sole responsibility of the immigration department.

B. ROBERTSON

Coolum Beach

Views hard to justify

REGARDING the suggestion Premier Newman should be sacked, simply for doing what he identified he'd do pre-election Co to rescue Queensland's dire financial situation Co to borrow from the vernacular, C[pounds sterling]what a crockC[yen]. …

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