TIME TO PUT THE BITE ON MCGOWAN
THE World Surf League has waved goodbye to the Margaret River Pro because the risk to competitors from shark attack has “crossed the threshold for what is acceptable”.
Befuddled and beached by green-logic, Mark McGowan has for too long relied on flawed arguments based on spurious statistics to justify his asinine policy of not taking steps to mitigate the primary cause of ‘death-by-shark’.
He has chosen to evade the root cause of the problem by putting the onus on victims to protect themselves from the risk of suffering this death whenever they enter the “shark's domain”.
Going a little green may feel like a good idea to the man in the street, and may even be politically expedient, but no good idea remains a good idea if taken to the nth degree.
In a civilised society, preservation of human life is paramount, and an effective leader of a rational government will not allow pathological political correctness to distract him or her from taking all reasonable steps to ensure this moral obligation is satisfied.
It's time the public put the bite on the Premier. MARK DYER, Rockingham
It's adjacent to a very busy roundabout but only has a fence at the rear side. You can't take your eyes away from the children for a moment lest they wander toward the road.
I have been with them at other parks in northern suburbs where the entire playground is fenced in much quieter streets and have childproof gates.
I have written to Rockingham Council but they don't seem concerned or alert to the danger.
This playground has an increasing number of children using it, as more families visit the beach. I think some attention needs to be paid to our children's safety.