Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

The school is op­po­site a large shop­ping cen­tre and a tav­ern op­er­ates 200m from the school gates. In my 24 years at the school, there was never an is­sue or prob­lem as­so­ci­ated with the prox­im­ity of the tav­ern and more than 2000 stu­dents passed the premises daily.

Lock­ing away or hid­ing “adult en­ter­tain­ment out­lets” is not the way to ed­u­cate our young peo­ple on how to make re­spon­si­ble choices as they ma­ture. See­ing adults en­joy­ing them­selves in a ma­ture and re­spon­si­ble man­ner is a les­son well learnt.

I think that Jackie will be pleas­antly sur­prised once Hop­scotch opens. DAVE BONNER, South Perth. Bel­mont’s new Church of Scien­tol­ogy and a South Perth train sta­tion got peo­ple talk­ing on­line. Con­grat­u­la­tions on the church. Based of the suc­cess of churches in other parts of the world, this one will be a great as­set to the com­mu­nity.

- Ron Munn Although a train sta­tion would be ben­e­fi­cial to South Perth, one of its main pur­poses would be to ser­vice the zoo. Fam­i­lies can come from Rock­ing­ham, Man­durah with­out hav­ing to drive and pay ex­or­bi­tant park­ing fees. - Phil Roddis See­ing all the high-rise apart­ments in South Perth I fail to see why th­ese peo­ple would not use a sta­tion. It would keep buses out of the city and re­duce pol­lu­tion and noise. We have gone to the ex­pense of putting in a train line, let us now max­imise its po­ten­tial. - Mel Lin­tern Why should tax­pay­ers fork out $50m for a few thou­sand com­muters to have more ef­fi­cient trans­port to work? Public trans­port is al­ready sub­sidised. If I'm a tax­payer and don’t use public trans­port, why should I pay most of your fare? - Dirk

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