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- Phil on Teachers, students to protest together Its amazing the schools are encouraging their students to protest against 'children in the detention' but can't offer a ... more
- Bernadette on Teachers, students to protest together Catholic Teachings regarding Social Justice are very clearly set out, that ALL people regardless of who they are should at ... more
- Parent on Teachers, students to protest together A fantastic opportunity for young men to analyse & discuss the abhorrent detention of children who have a strong likelihood ... more
- Jack on Teachers, students to protest together I'm a student at st Bernard's college. Yesterday as protest was one that was derived from our colleges faith as Christians, ... more
- Turn it up on Teachers, students to protest together To everyone here commenting that this is disgusting and wrong and the students did not have a decision in the matter, Turn ... more
- Lina johns on Teachers, students to protest together Nice to see that we have young people in our community who have a heart and truly believe in humanity (children should not ... more
- Michael on Teachers, students to protest together I was a student at St Bernards.I couldn't be more proud. Well done boys and well done Tony. All you people having a whinge ... more
- Pedro on Teachers, students to protest together As a parent of a former 2014 St Bernard's College student, I congratulate Mr Paatsch on taking this leadership for the young ... more
- Sue on Teachers, students to protest together Disgusting that school teachers are allowed to infect our children with their views. more
- IBARKER on Teachers, students to protest together There is only one person that should their mouths and hands taped,that should be the TEACHER. more
- Flash on Teachers, students to protest together Brain washing, and the media doesn't. For your information and if you read the articles. Its completely option. I love ... more
- student on Teachers, students to protest together I am a student of the school in question and I can confidently say most of the opinions presented on this site are ... more
- jenny on Teachers, students to protest together when I was a kid at school my opinion was neither asked for or even valued. the issue of children in detention is so ... more
- Gloria on Teachers, students to protest together So typical of Catholic teaching, brainwash kids whilst they're young! more
- damien O'Neil on Teachers, students to protest together This bloke woukld have to be a member of the greens?? Doesn't have a clue and he is charge of teaching 1,400 students. God ... more
- Sarah on Teachers, students to protest together My son attends the school, we have had NO information, permission forms etc sent home, that said he want be going...doesn't ... more
- brad on Teachers, students to protest together You are all oblivious to the actual meaning of this protest. It is about social justice and simply not about politicising ... more
- Gazza on Teachers, students to protest together I would prefer if they were protesting against cuts to education and WORKCHOICES. more
- Elli on Teachers, students to protest together Peggy, you must not have been near a school for a while. Politics is most definitely a subject (a stand alone subject)in ... more
- Marko on Teachers, students to protest together If I had a child in St.Bernard's I'd be looking for a new school. Tony Paatsch is using his position to push his political ... more
Interesting comparisons between ASADA investigation & BALCO Scandal
An ESPN investigative journalist has provided a fascinating comparison between the current ASADA investigation and the United State's now infamous BALCO Scandal.
The Bay Area Laboratory Cooperative (BALCO) came under investigation around a decade ago for supplying many leading athletes with a then-undetectable performance-enhancing drug.
Some of the high-profile athletes who were caught in the scandal included disgraced Sydney Olympic Gold medallist Marion Jones, World Champion boxer 'Suger' Shane Mosely and baseball's 'Home Run King' Barry Bonds
The investigation and its results were recorded in a book titled Game of Shadows and its co-author Mark Fainaru-Wada joined 3AW Sports Today to detail the comparisons between that case and Australia's current Drugs in Sport scandal.
INTERVIEW BELOW: Mark Fainaru-Wada speaks with Sports Today
"The most interesting parallel is that like your case we had a federal and government investigation that sort of spawned it," he told Gerard Healy and Dwayne Russell.
"And when the government announced the results, effectively, of their investigation and empanelled a grand jury they were not identifying any of the athletes who were accused of using these drugs.
"Those names were all protected from identification and it wasn't until the media began to uncover the names of those athletes that anyone was held accountable," he said.
Mr Fainaru-Wada says the explosive nature of the Australian Crime Commission's findings should not necessarily some as a surprise.
"I know it’s a shocking thing for you to have to deal with in Australia and probably has caught many fans by surprise but the reality is the use of these drugs in all sports is fairly popular because they work," he said.
TRENT CROAD: Former Hawk Trent Croad is at the centre of an Australian Crime Commission investigation. It's alleged he met with figures linked to the Commanchero bikie gang at a luxury hotel over a peptide deal.
NEIL MITCHELL: It's time for everyone to come clean. It's increasingly obvious James Hird is finished as head coach of Essendon. More than that, the Essendon coach accused of using the drug banned under the drug code could be in big trouble.
Former AFL stars Dwayne Russell and Gerard Healy keep you informed about the game all year round, but particularly in-season. When AFL takes a break, the boys ensure all of your sporting requirements are met.