No Reason to Stay in Regional Victoria.
My wife, daughter & I moved to Ballarat in December last year were from the northern suburbs of Melbourne. We were really happy to find much more relaxed, friendly and honest people here. My wife works in the Melbourne CBD and commutes, albeit on a dysfunctional V/Line system. I left my job as a biomedical technician, formally an avionics technician from the airlines, and was hoping to find some form of work. However I can't find a single thing in regional Victoria. Has it always been like this? Is the situation so bad for employment that our children have to leave to the regional cities to find work? All I ever see advertised locally are cheap labor youth focused jobs, or traineeships, which is cheap 12 months labor disguised as work. I’ve not even had an interview for labor hire work. I'm beginning to think I've made the worst move in my life coming here; perhaps I should move back to Melbourne. The job situation in regional cities is dismal. Why do employers pay 10 to 15K less for the same jobs people do in Melbourne?
Christopher Smith, Mt Clear.
Privacy Laws and the confessional
Reading the letters on this topic as well as listening to the radio has encouraged me to write this letter. The Catholic Church has been vocal saying that regardless of the findings of the royal commission on child abuse, the church would be unlikely to make any changes to the ruling of the disclosure of confessional information.
In the USA a legal precedent on this matter has already been handed down. It reads like this, in a session with his counselor the patient tells her he is going to kill his fiancé and he does.The matter was referred to the courts to determine whether this young woman’s murder could have been prevented if the counselor had given the girl the information she was to be killed. The Judge ruled that confidential information must be divulged if harm is potential.
With this precedent in place in the USA it is highly likely that this same precedent could be applied here in Australia based on the argument of potential of harm.
.Winna Gibb. St. Lucia,