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  • Alcohol Free Perth Skyshow
    By on January 27th, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments

    The fact that less people rocked up at the foreshores of Perth for this year’s Skyshow was probably one of the main reasons why there was less trouble. As police roamed in packs of six telling families, who were quietly having a drink, to pour them out was so sad. After viewing “They’re a Weird Mob” before heading down to the foreshore that whole being “Australian” was lost. Surely if we are to celebrate our nation, and all that it represents, our citizens should have the right to enjoy a beer!

    I hate louts just as much as the next person, but a louts a lout and if they can’t drink alcohol on the foreshore they will just go and get drunk somewhere else before starting trouble (as was seen last night). I found it more offensive for people blowing their cigarette smoke than the people next to us being surrounded by six policemen as they supervised them pouring out their beers. What a damn shame. These are good law abiding citizens made to feel bad about about having a drink! The irony was, as they were doing this, you could hear Susanna Carr onĀ  Mix 94FM saying ‘so far the alcohol ban has not been enforced.’

    Don’t get me wrong I have attended just about every Skyshow and have always admired the role of police. But when they are forced to concentrate on menial tasks, the real issues are ignored. How many people were riding bikes there without helmets? How many people let off flares? Where were the police as drunk young people poured out of the hotels? Where was the RBT lock down they were so proud about in Northbridge? Why don’t we leave events to organisers and stop letting the police run the show. Hmm and lets not forget, was the Lord Mayor and all the politicians able to have a few sips of the Chardonnay in their special VIP area? Maybe we should ban them as well and then we will see how fast the laws change back!

  • Royal Flying Doctors To the Rescue
    By on October 8th, 2008 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments

    Now, as we all cancel our QANTAS frequent flyer points and join a new airline, can we all take note of one airline. The Royal Flying Doctor Service, bless them. Under funded and greatly ignored, have a look at how they came to the rescue of our flying kangaroo in the recent mishap near Exmouth. After the Perth bound airbus made an emergency landing at a military airstrip in the Australian desert , the Royal Flying doctors transported the most seriously injured patients to Perth. We should all be putting our hand in pockets to support them. I hope the State Government is taking note of how they handled this recent QANTAS crisis. Maybe QANTAS should be asking passengers to donate loose change to the Flying Doctor Services!