What benefit Asian language?
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has announced she will institute a plan, at great expense, to begin the process of teaching Australian children an Asian language. Seems that this is necessary, aswe are to be dragged closer to our Asian neighbours.
We have to ask, “What will be the benefit to our children to learn anAsian language?”
Will it make them better prepared to deal with the hordes ofAsian tourists that will, in future, flood into the country? Well, our children might be able to communicate with tourists, as they pull rickshaws around the CBDs of our cities.
The money that will be spent on Asian language teachers (and the rest of the infrastructure) would be better spent teaching our children maths, chemistry, physics and geology, so they could be prepared to take their place in the continuing development of Australia.
Unless, of course, the plan is to turn our once prosperous Australia into a tourist wonderland and allow the manufacturing and food production to be outsourced to other nations.
How long do we have to endure the madcap policies of our short-sighted politicians? Jay Nauss Glen Aplin