Letter to the Editor - Wednesday, July 16: Kids more valuable

FOR some years, I've been in contact with beautiful people who are skilled volunteers for the training of guide dogs.

The attentiveness, the patience and the ultimate purpose requires devotion and commitment.

Wouldn't you think the same would apply to our children? Sadly, it seems that the care, guidance and devotion to family has lessening appeal - and it's shown daily on the news.

In a recent radio release a mother, when commenting on the shortage of funds for child care, commented: "If the government doesn't give greater financial support, we may have to look after our children ourselves".

Is the craving of things and the pursuit of pleasure becoming the "Australian way"? Are these more worthy than the needs of a child?

I ask myself daily: 'Do Australian families need more wealth? Or do they need assets of a richer kind?'

Ken Palmer



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