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4:50pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Mohandas says...

Everyone seems to want the buck from central gov, to local gov, to parents, to the education system, the legal system, the licensing laws, supermarkets, etc.
The big question those in authority should be asking is whether their policies have led to the establishment of a culture which accepts that part of a young person's right of passage is to spend their weekend in an alcoholic fuelled environment and that is all there is to life? The lack of respect for public property as shown by smashed bus shelters, the public urination verbally and physically, and thow away fast food packaging all testify how far we've lost our way. If we don't close the door we risk opening Pandora's Box. WBC has to take a lead and rebalance the night time economy - and I don't mean to 3am - to a more child / family environment.
Everyone seems to want the buck from central gov, to local gov, to parents, to the education system, the legal system, the licensing laws, supermarkets, etc. The big question those in authority should be asking is whether their policies have led to the establishment of a culture which accepts that part of a young person's right of passage is to spend their weekend in an alcoholic fuelled environment and that is all there is to life? The lack of respect for public property as shown by smashed bus shelters, the public urination verbally and physically, and thow away fast food packaging all testify how far we've lost our way. If we don't close the door we risk opening Pandora's Box. WBC has to take a lead and rebalance the night time economy - and I don't mean to 3am - to a more child / family environment. Mohandas
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