Former National Party Member of the Australian Senate
Pro to the question "Should Students Have to Wear School Uniforms?"
"[D]itching school uniforms would not only cost parents more money, and would be a bad idea all around. In fact, school uniforms are as important as student laptops in the education experience...
Interestingly, what most excites children going to school for the first time is usually their uniform. Every five-year-old can appreciate wearing a school uniform is a powerful rite of passage, and an equally powerful statement of belonging.
This is no less true of high school students. Quite frankly, we spend far too much time pandering to a generation for whom individuality is a temper tantrum and a Facebook post short of an overblown sense of entitlement.
We need to spend more time emphasising the value of community, and how communities can only function if everyone gives up some of their own entitlement for the good of others."
"Why School Uniforms Are as Important as Student Laptops," theage.com, Jan. 10, 2017
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Blogger, Brisbane Times, 2014-present
Trustee, Anzac Day Trust, 2014-present
Trustee, Oxford Papua New Guinea Scholarship Trust, 2014-present
Partner, Himalaya Consulting, 2008-present
Special Counsel, 2001-2005
Captain, Australian Army, 2000-2005
Member, Australian Senate (National Party - Queensland), 1990-1999
National Party Whip, Australian Senate, 1993-1999
Australian Senate Chairman, Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Policy Committee, 1993-1999
Recipient, Global Leader for Tomorrow Award, World Economic Forum, 1994
Former National Councilor, Scouts Australia
Former Investment Banker
Attended Royal Military College at Duntroon (Australia), 2000