In West Australia the Royalties for Regions scheme is used to focus on regional development throughout the state. Under the scheme 25 per cent of the state's mining and onshore petroleum royalties are returned to regional areas as an investment in infrastructure and community services.
However, in Leonora which is home to unarmed illegal boat invaders who are located at the detention centre the improvement of the town's infrastructure is totally ignored by those on the shire. So, instead of using their Royalties for Regions grant to improve the lives of the community the so-called upper echelon on the shire decided that a bowling club was exactly what the town needed.
On Tuesday the 20th of July 2010 term three started in Western Australian schools and with it 53 boat invader children started school at the Leonora District School. Seven new teachers and two interpreters have been employed to cope with the influx. Now I don't know about you but I know of nowhere in the world where each teacher has just seven students. I know that when I was at school it was more like 25 students to each teacher and before this the 150 school kids of Leonora were split up into 6 classes. I wish that we all could have such an intense one on one education but apparently that is only afforded to those that come into the country illegally.
No wonder the boat invaders are breaking their necks to get here as the free ride is...