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- Jester4212 on Ludlam's offer to 'homophobe' PM Typical Green's party nonsense. Not a big turnout :) Looks like the only people interested in this lot are themselves. more
- Sarah Elliott on HPV vaccination debate Dellas, there is no way that previous vaccines would have caused any of your daughters conditions. Many anitvaxxers love to ... more
- Bron on HPV vaccination debate It saddens me to read the post about the mother who is now frightened for her daughter. This is Judy Wilymans agenda, to ... more
- Dellas on HPV vaccination debate This story has scared me.Not for myself but for my daughter who has recently been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome ... more
- Rocky on Pub bans indigenous patrons Tell the publican she can stick that BS apology fair up her Coolgardie Hole. more
- Dellas on How to be a classy drinker Suffice to say, I am stirred but not surprised, or shaken, by this advertisement.I can't believe (yes, I do, actually) the ... more
- adam on Beggars bagging $400 a day Who would Humiliate themselves sitting there on the street for 8 hours begging. The $400 a day line sounds manufactured, its ... more
- Damien on Beggars bagging $400 a day Despicable that Scaffidi and her ilk are refusing to acknowledge the larger issues behind the growing number of unemployed ... more
- Bob on Beggars bagging $400 a day Cont...Is this really about professional beggars? In the ABC news article "Perth business executives pose as homeless ... more
- Bob on Beggars bagging $400 a day It's a good thing that these "scum" (sarcasm), can't partake in sharing in quenching their thirst on the refreshing upmarket ... more
- boondog on $7m bill hard to swallow You state $7.24 million could pay for either 100 nurses or school staff, the $26 million used for the update and fit out of ... more
- paul on Racist assault caught on video listening to them sounds like they no him by stating he was blind girl in white laughing themselves dressed like skanks its ... more
- gwen ferry on Racist assault caught on video I find this odd, the fact that two well dressed young women, for no apparent reason, would start abusing an elderly ... more
- Diana on Racist assault caught on video News goes on to detail viewers concern for the kids onboard, rather than blind man. Let's keep his ordeal front and centre. more
- Gary on Racist assault caught on video The big mistake in all this was the man who threw the handbag out after their sorry ar**s. He should have taken it to the ... more
- Dellas on Beggars bagging $400 a day Oh, well, it pays to advertise.Perhaps, if it offends your precious sensibilities, just walk on by.And, Lisa Scaffidi, Colin ... more
- Craig on Beggars bagging $400 a day Lisa Scaffidi, stop hiding behind "there but for the grace of God go I". You behave like a spoilt brat, with far too much ... more
- Rusty of Fremantle on $7m bill hard to swallow One would presume paying advance payments in a legal dispute, to attempt a settlement, would be like arming an enemy with ... more
- jennja on $7m bill hard to swallow This is typical of Mr Smirky, stand up and tell the people that everything is going up, people are being made redundant, ... more
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Fat ads send wrong message
An eastern states nutritionist has attacked WA's 'Grabbable Gut' ads saying that they send a misleading message of fear and could lead to more eating disorders. Paul Murray spoke to the Lydia Jade Turner about her objections to the ads.
The CEO of the Heart Foundation in WA, Maurice Swanson, responded angrily to the claims of Lydia Jade Turner's comments claiming she was ill informed and unqualified to make comment on the program.
So all the heart foundation rep can say is how wrong and disqualified Lydia Turner is? Where is the professional spokesperson who can speak to the legitimate concerns with knowledge of the process and data? If the heart foundation feels this campaign is truly designed to help people then that is how they should approach addressing the concerns, not by personal attacks and saying ridiculous things like, well we will try to not have young people see this ad.
Wow. As a media professional I would suggest the heart foundation put someone else out front.Deb Lemire Wednesday 25 July, 2012 - 11:17 PM
I'm now watching a programe on the ABC on obesity in countries other than Australia.
There are certain companies (those which cannot be named) which have flaunted and marketed their products while reaping reward from the poor.
And now, through all this sadness, I see Margaret Ollie, in all her glorious colour, her interiors, and I think, well, there you go...ain't life strange?Dellas Tuesday 24 July, 2012 - 9:41 PM
Its a real shame that the only governments that we get are reactive and not proactive.Instead of paying billions upon billions of dollars thorugh our life cycle on health issues and advertising about the problems that we face with the obesity problems how about spending a small amount of money now to help the issue.The one biggest way that this can be done is to keep schools open for another hour and have students primary doing half hour exercise every day and high school students 45 mins every day.Maybe by ingraining some good habits while young that they might just carry through while they are older cutting all sorts of health issues that we all pay out for the rest of our lives.Diabetes /High blood pressure /Joint problems the list goes on .The reason why governments don,t do it is because one it costs too much NOW to do as they only think of thier own political life terms that they serve and not of the future benefits to our country.Its crazy.Pete Tuesday 24 July, 2012 - 5:04 PM