I ATTENDED the Soccer State Titles held at Redbank Plains over the long weekend and was very disappointed to witness the policy of some coaches.
Each player, I would presume, would have paid a registration fee to enable them to play in a representative team and would be entitled to equal time on the field. One particular game I watched emphasized the unfairness to the players.
Team A had four subs and a very enthusiastic coach — Team B had three subs and a coach who sat and watched.
The subbing for Team A was constant — fresh legs on the field every 10 minutes whereas the subs for Team B, sat and waited.
One exchange was made in the first half of the game and another very late in the second half.
One sub continually did warm ups and stretches hoping for his chance to run onto the field — but with 10 minutes to go I could not watch any more.
It was too much — seeing the disappointment on those young faces.
Needless to say Team A won the game.
No wonder young players become disillusioned and loose respect for their coaches.
Isn't it the role of the coach to train players to play in more than one position?
Unfortunately I have witnessed this practice with netball coaches as well.
— Marie Linnan Pelican Waters
WHO is not shocked by the revelations from the Banking Royal Commission?
For years the Treasurer, Scott Morrison and Minister for Revenue, Kelly O’Dwyer have been reassuring us all was well and that ASIC was a tough cop on the beat and they had implemented significant reforms holding the financial sector to account.
Well, they obviously were not good enough.
The Prime Minister and Treasurer ignored calls from a few of their own Coalition MP’s such as Wide Bay MP Llew O’Brien who along with a few others in their ranks called for a Royal Commission because they were aware of cases of misconduct.
What were once venerable institutions — our banks, financial planning and superannuation companies are now in utter disgrace with their misleading criminal misconduct exposed.
The Sunshine Coast has a high proportion of ex-defence service personnel and they may be interested to know the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC), which looks after our defence service veterans through the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme, MilitarySuper, the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Scheme, Australian Defence Force Superannuation and Australian Defence Force Cover, has been excluded from the Banks Royal Commission terms of reference.
As we move on from another Anzac Day, and after the fine rhetoric from the Prime Minister and other MP’s that, as a grateful nation we will look after those who served, some ex-defence service groups are raising concerns about the CSC.
Not all veterans have been able to access proper entitlements and superannuation.
Financial stress has been indicated as a cause of veteran suicide.
Why has the CSC been exempted from scrutiny? Who is reassured by the Turnbull government saying it is “well regulated”? That’s what they said about the banks. — Robyn Deane Bli Bli
HERE we go again.
The only thing that is certain is the big end of town, both companies and individuals get a fair dinkum leg up. Everything else is smoke and mirrors and on the never never.
Middle and low income earners are given crumbs and have to pray for the next 6 years for the rest.
Also the crumbs fall off the table for the aged and those on disability.
Oh, and are going to lose the energy supplement.
— Lynda Howard