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Pity the children

I wonder how much thought went into the latest federal government ad campaign to encourage us to vaccinate.  Many  young children have already suffered enough stress so far during this pandemic and images of a lady struggling to breathe are only going to further affect their mental well-being.  And I am certain that there are many like me who have the remote ready to mute the television when the mostly banal ads come on, or get up and get a drink, or go to the little room.  This campaign is another poorly thought out waste of taxpayers’ money.

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Simples

“What’s in a name” asks Jeremy Browne (The Age 13/7).  I totally agree.  Life would be so much easier if we all had ID cards.  We can’t use the driver’s licence because not everyone drives but why not consider possibly scrapping the driver’s licence and issuing a form of ID card to everybody – say when they turn 16 or 18 maybe.  Space could be reserved for driver’s licence details.  As the meerkats say – simples!

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Penalty shootouts

I feel so sorry for Saka, the teenager who missed the crucial penalty in the European Championship shootout.  He will never forget and many English people will never let him forget.  He will be booed and jeered in public and it will affect his mental health.  Soccer is an International sport played by over 250 million people in more than 200 countries.  It’s time to find a better solution than this absurd penalty shootout farce.  He’s lucky he lives in England – in some countries his life would be in danger.

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Julia Banks

There are, of course, two sides to every story, and I have heard plenty from listening to and reading about Julia Banks (in The Age).  I haven’t heard anything of substance from “the other side”, only insignificant comments, typical throwaway lines we have come to expect from our politicians.  I would love to see a meeting between Scott Morrison and Julia Banks chaired by someone like Stan Grant.  But sadly that will never happen.  Scott knows it could cost him the next election.  When highly regarded and competent women like Julia Banks are hounded out of Canberra, it is Australia’s loss.  Scott Morrison got rid of the best Prime Minister the Liberal Coalition has had for decades – Malcolm Turnbull – and then Julie Bishop and now another woman who has Prime Minister potential.  All for his own personal desires.  We deserve better than this.

                  

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