A flight from Port Hedland to Perth was an hour late last week after an intoxicated man refused to follow instructions from the flight crew.
If it was a FIFO worker, take them to the airport with just enough time to book in and board! Shone Wise
Will Hedland’s Mayor and Twiggy take that to our PM? Maybe pay them in basic cards so they can’t buy alcohol? Angela Wilmot Time to refuse boarding and/or supply of alcohol to some people, duty of care to the flight attendants and fellow passengers. Kevin Sanders
Play “disappears” from school classrooms, warns expert.
All for play-based learning for kindy and pre-primary! Too much pressure on teachers and students to get “results” and we miss the amazing amount of learning that takes place through play. Kids have years ahead of them to learn to read and write. Kindy and pre-primary should not be the place for the formal teaching of this. Bridget Tesar
If you were hoping Hedland was going to get the cashless welfare card next, you'll be disappointed. But opponents of the idea won't be rejoicing either.
Apparently the violence, according to hospital reports, went down but crime rates went up in these areas. Correlation to what the factors are needs more studies. Alcohol restrictions proved better in places such as Fitzroy who have collected data over last few years. Also I know a few wajalas in Mandurah and Rockhampton who need this card cause their kids suffer too. Recommend they take it there next to all recipients of welfare. Gloria Ann Lockyer Kays
They tried to have it here in Gero, but the non-indigenous people on benefits outnumbered the indigenous and kicked up about it. Needless to say it was knocked on the head. Leanne Clarke