No to One Pere­gian

Maroochy Weekly - - SPORT -

AS A res­i­dent of Pere­gian Beach for 17 years, I am con­cerned about Pere­gian Fam­ily and Friends’ vi­sion of ‘One Pere­gian’. Pere­gian Springs and Pere­gian Breeze have to­tally dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters and, based on my dis­cus­sions with oth­ers and my own feel­ings, it’s not rel­e­vant for us to be part of their “One Pere­gian”. Pere­gian Beach has grown grad­u­ally and is one of the few places in Aus­tralia to con­sider it­self a vil­lage. The Springs and Breeze, on the other hand, are “tear down the trees and build a hous­ing es­tate” places. They con­trib­ute noth­ing to the in­fra­struc­ture of Pere­gian Beach while clog­ging up our lim­ited park­ing.

From the mid­dle of Pere­gian Springs to Coolum Beach is less than one kilo­me­tre fur­ther than to Pere­gian Beach. Why don’t those res­i­dents go to Coolum Beach, where fa­cil­i­ties are pro­vided by their own coun­cil? I have heard that we should ask Noosa Coun­cil to pro­vide per­mit park­ing in Pere­gian Beach. I was pleased to see Pere­gian Beach Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Barry Cot­terell doesn’t sup­port the con­cept and I agree with him. — ADRIAN PRINCE Pere­gian Beach pop­u­la­tion also brings in­creased use of fos­sil fu­els, in­creased CO2 from us and our do­mes­tic an­i­mals and dare I say it, more se­vere cli­mate re­lated events. There have been cli­mate vari­a­tions in the past but there has never be­fore been 7.5 bil­lion peo­ple (and their in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion) or any­thing like it.

— DAVID ROBERT­SON

Bud­erim cor­po­ral pun­ish­ment to dis­ci­pline chil­dren. In the past there were rare in­ci­dences of bash­ings, knif­ings and bad be­hav­iour in schools; mur­ders were few.

Fast for­ward sev­eral decades and we see how ef­fec­tive the aban­don­ment of cor­po­ral pun­ish­ment and dis­ci­pline has been. Bul­ly­ing is out of con­trol. It’s ob­vi­ous that lack of dis­ci­pline has de­stroyed life for ev­ery­one, and the jails are full of of­fend­ers. The re­volv­ing door “jus­tice” sys­tem has seen soft sen­tences handed out and in many cases, sus­pended sen­tences. Bailed crim­i­nals are be­ing sent back to prison for re-of­fend­ing. The soft ap­proach to crime has been a to­tal fail­ure. Dis­ci­pline needs to be re-in­stated, es­pe­cially the cane.

— JAY NAUSS

Glen Alpin

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