Bet­ter than book learn­ing

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“Name with­held”, Wool­loongabba (Mailbox, Apr 5-6) ques­tions the suit­abil­ity of Pre­mier Camp­bell New­man and At­tor­ney-Gen­eral Jar­rod Blei­jie to hold their po­si­tions in the Queens­land Govern­ment. He or she does this on the premise that the pre­mier has no for­mal ed­u­ca­tion in law, hu­man be­hav­iour, eco­nom­ics or health sci­ences. I worked for one of the big four banks for more than 40 years and in that time the bank’s se­nior staff came up through the ranks, hav­ing started work at age 16. Staff were trans­ferred through­out the state to gain ex­pe­ri­ence in the var­i­ous busi­ness en­ter­prises and ru­ral in­dus­tries. Ex­pe­ri­ence and com­mon sense will beat for­mal ed­u­ca­tion most of the time.

Ian Weier, Tha­goona

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