Whilst I see what you are saying and agree that sounds like a really good way to raise kids, these government changes affect our kids massively, and so I totally think it is appropriate for them to be there! This is the difference between science and no science, help from a fully qualified person and help form a religious person with no training, I think having kids at these particular protest is ok.
My DS1 is 7 and is absolutely in love with science, he has science books he carries around and reads from them. Tells people how the universe was formed, how blood works, which dinosaurs ate which other dinosaurs. I explained very basically, that this government doesn't value science and he said he wanted to go and march and hold a sign saying he "loves science". So we did. He doesn't get most of it, and that is fine. I have never brought him to a march ever before. Because I was raised in marches by very socially aware, political parents, and it used to drive me nuts as a kid (although having said that, I am now the most politically interested person I know - so maybe it was a good thing). But yeah - I like you, feel this is different, this Government is being extreme, and as such we need to be extreme back
Well Tony Abbott isn't the new PM anymore, but I am getting a kick out of bumping this thread
Last edited by BigRedV; 01-02-2015 at 18:03.
The thing is that he's never really been that popular. Even if Bill Shorten is our next elected PM, I think it could be one term as well as I don't think the voters really approve of him either, they just dislike Abbott more.
Neither of the majors are winning elections, it's just that the side in Government keeps losing for being absolute @ss clowns!
The one thing in Bill Shorten's favour is he is a mich quieter opposition leader. Still, I would love to see Albo as leader.
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