Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Slam dunk

I'm not really into political postings but an announcement today by our State Government left me nonplussed.

Our Premier stated today that his Government is considering penalties against parents whose children engage in truancy. The penalties could include fines and/or imprisonment.

Imprisonment! How would imprisoning a parent work? What good would imprisoning a parent do for families? Would that get children into school?

This is from a Government trumpeting family friendly policies and family values. You have to wonder about politicians sometimes.


  1. It doesn't even sound like good politics. Melbourne is seeing Sydney as a basket case, perhaps like Sydney saw Melbourne in the early nineties. It chokes in my throat to say that your Labor government has to go. But there is the problem. Who would replace them.

  2. Thanks for your kind words Victor. Alzheimer's is horrible, isn't it? I hope your mum's doing OK.