Children sit in a classroom during a lesson at Stafford State School in Brisbane, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has applauded the state's school students, saying their NAPLAN improvements are the best in the country. (AAP Image/Dan Peled) NO ARCHIVING
Children sit in a classroom during a lesson at Stafford State School in Brisbane, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has applauded the state's school students, saying their NAPLAN improvements are the best in the country. (AAP Image/Dan Peled) NO ARCHIVING DAN PELED

LETTER: Educate the children we already have

IN THIS day and age, having children is a decision that man and wife make, or single women for that fact.

Contraception is controllable.

Shorten wants to give women a gift of some $12,000 to have children.

I'd rather spend that on education for children already born.

Wow. We will have a baby boom, won't we?

That's because if you are single and have a child, you can claim benefits via Centrelink for many years.

Parental payment leave was not available when I had both of my children. Although then accidental was my first child, I went back to work a month after she was born.

My second child was six weeks old.

I've given them both a good education, values I believe are good and neither has had any legal action against them.

I don't always agree, as a grandmother, as to some of the more easy lifestyle choices they instil in their children.

But I have volunteered at schools they attended to be part of the bigger picture.

Education and Health Services are needed for those already born.

Maybe I'm right and maybe I'm wrong.

Yvonne Taylor, Bokarina


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