Ques­tion­able role mod­els

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY NEWS AND VIEWS -

HUR­RAH for Australia. The land of the free where foot­ball play­ers us­ing drugs walk free.

Well, of course, there was a sort of fine about, about as much as flick­ing dust off a foot­ball boot.

Was there a con­vic­tion recorded? What non­sense we can have that sort of thing, oth­er­wise we would have the streets crowded with can­dle lit vig­ils and prayer meet­ings.

What splen­did role mod­els we are set­ting up for our youth and com­ing gen­er­a­tions, or maybe this is the bright fu­ture for them politi­cians are al­ways talk­ing about.

There is a grow­ing aware­ness that the per­verse dif­fer­ence be­tween law and jus­tice is widen­ing much to the detri­ment of jus­tice, but of course bet­ter­ment to the cost fac­tor of the legal ser­vice, ar­gue­ing over fine points of the law, that to the law­man at any rate are com­pletely ir­rel­e­vant to the case in hand.

How great for our gla­di­a­tors of the boot when they have a great fire­wall of money to smooth their tran­sit of pec­ca­dil­los, with­out los­ing too much skin.

John N Tyree WIL­SONS BEACH

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