No child should be left behind for any reason

EDITORIAL: I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel some sympathy for the bus driver involved in today's front page story.

I don't believe any person would kick a child off a bus for no reason.

And I think at some point we have all experienced anger or frustration that has resulted in actions that in hindsight were unwise.

The bottom line is, if the tragic Daniel Morcombe case taught us anything, no child should be left behind, for any reason, under any circumstances.

The possible outcomes of leaving a child by the side of the road are too horrific to contemplate.

It's worth, however, considering for a moment the position all bus drivers are in if children do not behave properly while using the service.

I think it is the responsibility not of bus drivers but of all parents to make sure their children behave with respect and decorum when they are on public transport or at school.

Moved by vets service

GOING to yesterday's Vietnam Veterans Day service in Hervey Bay was a moving experience.

It was heartening to see so many people at Freedom Park, remembering the service of soldiers during the war.

Lest we forget.



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