A punter calls the Townsville Bulletin to complain that her daughter is going to get kicked out of school because she wears a few studs to hide scaring on her ear.
Realising there's no chance of a classifieds sale here, the switch puts her through journalist Alexix Gillham who immediately spots a bit of a human interest story.
Being the true Murdoch professional that she is, Gillham checks the story out. She discovers that:
- The kid isn't getting kicked out of school
- The school has a long established uniform policy which includes rules about jewelry
- That policy is based on sound health and safety logic. That's, HEALTH and SAFETY
- The Parent and the kid both signed their acceptance of the policy on enrolment
As for the pun headline, "Lobal warfare" - it's as p*ssweak as the story itself
For the record: My daughter attends Pimlico. We both think it's a great school. She'd love to wear more jewlry too but, hey, we both signed the policy.