Let them do what they want
I READ with interest that the Victorian Government was concerned with banning Paddock Girls from the Moto Grand Prix and Octagon Girls from the UFC.
I am glad to know they are focusing on the big issues when we are confronted with gang violence, homelessness, traffic chaos and lack of infrastructure, not enough funding for schools and hospitals and the list goes on.
They do, however, have time to worry about women earning an honest living doing something they enjoy and I am sure they are paid a wage for doing it.
Let's get a grip on reality - if it was slavery or forced labour I would have a problem but it looks like fun and they looked covered to me, and clearly not oppressed like women in many cultures and countries.
We need to let people make their own decisions and if anyone is offended by the women, do not look.
I would be more worried about the role models in the UFC than the Octagon Girls.
The Moto GP is about bikes, blokes and speed so I don't see why the government needs to try to tell them how to run their race.
How about the politicians do what they are paid to do - concentrating on road safety and jobs, hospitals, schools, reducing violence of all kinds, homelessness and the drug problem. Not on innocent people enjoying themselves.
Many of the politicians in transport-related portfolios try very hard to understand the industry and work with us where they can.
They, however, need the support of their parties and often the opposition members to make anything happen.
Until all politicians focus on what is important and stop trying to micromanage our lives, the important issues will remain unresolved and they will tryto inflict the views of theminority on the rest ofus.
Let's have a serious look at where we want Australia to be in the future, address the real issues and hold our governments to task on what needs to happen.
We don't need to be bogged down by all the politically correct madness but we do need to ensure that everyone gets a fair go, we need to get our water management right and that means better management of the Murray-Darling River system.
The only way to do this is by talking to the farmers and graziers who rely on the water and the Aboriginal elders who have seen the way of the rivers for years, not by listening to politicians and greenies.
We need to let the farmers and graziers manage their own land and learn from them about clearing out thedebris before the fire season.
We need to listen to real people to get the job done properly and for politicians to focus on the big issues.