Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Desperate mum goes public with video of boys tormenting her deaf son in a bid to get his school to crackdown on cruel bullies

The Education Dept. is just a bunch of bureaucrats who don't give a sh*t about anything. Asking them to do something is way outside their comfort zone

A desperate mother has uploaded a video showing her deaf son being bullied in the hopes it will get the school to put a stop to the behaviour. 

Footage shows the young boy being followed around by students who appear to be taunting him at a state school in Brisbane.

The mother uploaded the video to 9Gag claiming she had been in touch with the school about her son being bullied, but they refuse to do anything about it.

'My deaf son getting harassed at school by these a**holes,' she wrote. 'I have been in contact with the school and yet nothing changes. My daughter took this video to show everyone what was happening on a daily basis.' The video shows the boy walking around the schoolyard as other students follow him and close in on him.

They can be heard yelling in his face as they continue to mock him by jumping around.

The mother explained that her son had been bullied most of his life for being deaf and also for 'the frustration that comes with it'. The mother hopes the public video will put a stop to the behaviour so her son can lead a normal life.

'The school never does anything about it because they "never see what happens" and what eventually does happen is that my son snaps and HE ends up getting suspended for his outbursts because of these kids,' she wrote on the post.

The video has also been shared to Reddit and is quickly going viral online, with thousands of people responding in shock. 'This is every parents worse nightmare! I am so sorry you and your child have to endure this,' one person commented. 'Absolutely disgusting. As if the deaf boy doesn't have enough of a struggle,' another wrote to Reddit.


Gender-neutral toilets at Brisbane high school cause outrage

In a Queensland first, the all-new $80 million Fortitude Valley State Secondary College will not separate boys and girls’ bathrooms.

Instead, the Department of Education confirmed the school would be fitted with self-contained gender-neutral cubicles and shared basin areas. The only exception is the change room, which will have two male and female toilets.

Those toilets won’t open until later in 2020, but year 7 students starting next month will have access to 12 lockable, self-contained gender-neutral bathrooms.

The decision has not been taken lightly by parents and experts who have slammed the move as “ridiculous”.

“We already know some really bad things happen to kids in bathroom areas of schools – bullying, sexting, kids recording on mobiles, these things already go on when they’re just within their own sex, and then you’re adding in an extra element,” education expert and mum Michelle Mitchell told The Sunday Mail.

“Being a teenager is a really big time of change, for boys and for girls, and kids have a right to feel safe.”

The seven-storey St Paul’s Terrace precinct will provide more than 50 lockable “floor to ceiling” unisex toilet cubicles.

On Sunday, Opposition education spokesman Jarrod Bleijie branded the decision a “very bad” move and a “recipe for disaster”.

“I reckon boys and girls need and deserve their own privacy at school,” Mr Bleijie wrote on Facebook.

“How about instead of this PC rubbish the government spend more time helping our teachers with workload issues, aircon our schools, declutter the curriculum, fix the school maintenance backlogs and better support our teachers in regional and remote Queensland. Labor have its priorities all wrong.”

According to the Department, the move is in line with modern, state-of-the-art, vertical high schools in other states, including South Australia’s Adelaide Botanic High School.

“The toilet facilities at Fortitude Valley State Secondary College meets contemporary design standards in relation to accessibility, inclusivity, privacy and safety,” a department spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia. “Each unisex toilet cubicle is lockable in line with contemporary best practice and underpinned by safety considerations.”

The installation of gender-neutral toilets has sparked a massive divide, with some agreeing it was an “unsafe” move and others comparing them to disabled toilets, which are also shared.

“C’mon guys, nearly every accessible facility for disabled people is a unisex facility, and, last time I looked, nearly every household, you know where these kids live, has unisex toilet facilities. Get over it! There are bigger issues than this that deserve attention,” one person commented.

One woman said there was “no way” she would send her kids to a school with unisex toilets. “Especially being the mother of girls, not that it’s just girls sexually abused, then there is bullying and underage sex. Our schools really aren’t safe environments anymore,” the woman said.

Another person said it would be fine if the cubicles were all separate, but having shared hand basins would be a “real issue”.

“I can think back to when I was a teen and all my insecurities and embarrassment around boys, I would have been horrified to take a bowel movement while anyone of the opposite gender was in the room; not to mention that time of the month,” the Facebook user explained.

Clinical psychologist Dr Judith Locke told The Sunday Mail sharing facilities could lead to potential problems, such as girls feeling uncomfortable using the toilets while menstruating.

“If they are trying to change things to suit what we are experiencing in a modern society, we should allow opportunities to test them,” Dr Locke said, saying it was important the school takes on student feedback once it is in operation.

Fortitude Valley State Secondary College is the first inner-city state school to be built in Brisbane in over half a century.


Matt Canavan challenges Anthony Albanese to voice Adani coal support

The dreaded coal has got the Australian Left all in a twist

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has challenged Labor leader Anthony Albanese to say he supports the Adani coal mining project during his tour of central Queensland this week.

Speaking to Sky News on Monday Senator Canavan said the trip presented a test for Mr Albanese and the Labor Party. “They say now they support the export of coal,” he told Sky News. “I haven’t heard Anthony Albanese say three simple words: ‘I support Adani.’”

Mr Albanese’s visit to regional Queensland comes as the Labor Party lays the foundations for policies it will be taking to the next federal election.

Party members are debating how to approach climate change and how ambitious the party should be in relation to its emissions reduction target.

Labor’s ambivalence of coal and the Adani project have been blamed for former leader Bill Shorten’s poor results in regional Queensland and the Hunter Valley, which saw massive swings against the party.

This was backed by Labor’s scathing internal review, which found ambiguous language around the Adani coal mine cost the party votes in coal mining regions.

Mr Albanese told Nine Newspapers on Monday Australia’s priority should be to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under strong global agreements, but that this would not be achieved by stopping coal exports.

He echoed this sentiment when speaking to 2GB Radio on Monday, where he said the scrapping of coal exports would just lead to more coal being used from other places in the world.

“[It would] likely lead to an actual increase in global emissions because much of our coal is much better quality than is available from the alternatives,” Mr Albanese said. “So, we need to be sensible about the way we examine this. We do need to reduce our use of fossil fuels around the world.”

Greens MP Adam Bandt savaged the Labor leader. “As Australia burns and Sydney chokes, Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese are abandoning climate action. Liberal and Labor value coal more than human life,” he told reporters in Melbourne.

“Coal is fuelling the fires, coal is fuelling the drought, and coal is fuelling the smoke over Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane. If you don’t have a plan to get out of coal you don’t have a plan to deal with the climate crisis. We stopped selling asbestos and we need to phase out coal exports too.”

But Mr Albanese said Australia needs a “sensible” approach to dealing with emissions, arguing coal will be phased out by the market anyway. “I think, very clearly, it’s obvious to all there won’t be a new coal-fired power built in Australia. The market is indicating that just won’t happen. There’s nothing stopping it at all except for the economics.”

The Australian revealed on Monday revealed Jenny Hill, the Labor Mayor of Townsville, had lashed the ALP’s “anti-worker” and “disruptive” environmental wing, arguing federal Labor did not have an answer to problems in north and central Queensland and was too focused on “elitists” in capital cities.

Ms Hill’s intervention came as Labor MPs Meryl Swanson and Terri Butler warned at a conference held by a Labor think tank on the weekend against ­talking down coal jobs in favour of lower-paid jobs in the renewables sector.

Mr Albanese told Nine Newspapers the environmental “climate change convoy” of activists led by former Greens leader Bob Brown to Queensland during the election campaign hurt the climate change cause by offending voters.


NRL is 'forced to delete controversial comments' from interview with Aboriginal State of Origin star who slammed treatment of Indigenous players

Another black whiner.  They criticize Australian society but want it to give them everything on a plate.  They should do as the Chinese do.  Get on with it regardless of social handicaps.  Chinese who look different and often speak little English still make an economic success of themselves.

The NRL has been forced to delete controversial comments by an Aboriginal State of Origin star after he raised concerns about racial discrimination in an interview.

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg stepped in after Sydney Roosters star Latrell Mitchell, 22, made the remarks in an interview with nrl.com.

In the original interview published on Sunday, Lattrell was talking about  himself and other Aboriginal NSW Blues State of Origin team members Cody Walker and Josh Addo-Carr.

'NSW went real funny on us because we don't sing the anthem,' Lattrell said.

NSW Rugby League chief executive Dave Trodden was furious and threatened to take legal action against Greenberg if the comments weren't removed, The Courier Mail reported.

It is understood the Blues management team saw the comment as defamatory and sought legal advice before the quote was removed.

There were also concerns Mitchell broke media protocols when he did an interview without approval.

A New South Wales Rugby League spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia: 'The NSWRL is disappointed the issue has been given any air at all and we won't be making any further comment.'


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