Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Standards Go Wrong Way

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Standards Go Wrong Way

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THE Australian flag hasn't changed (thankfully) but Australia, its people and culture have to some extent.

I grew up in the 80s, although some would argue that point. This was the era when kids were still allowed to climb trees, hang from monkey bars, $2 covered your lunch and there was only one winner of the annual school cross country race. Many will share fond memories like these of a time past, in addition to the sad reminiscence of a higher standard of social values and morals that Australians once enjoyed.

I digress, as has our culture.

Call me old-fashioned, but to me the Australian flag once represented values, ideals and moral standards that sadly are rarely seen today. The standards I hold dear are on the endangered list and are fast being replaced by a seething hatred of all things foreign.

I understand global unrest and the threats of terrorism are forefront in people's minds and perhaps it is fear that drives people to hate other cultures so vehemently. …

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