Wow, what a great drop of wisdom that is, “underprivileged …

Comment on Youth detention unchanged after ‘Don Dale’, says Chief Justice by Ray.

Wow, what a great drop of wisdom that is, “underprivileged must always turn to crime”. Wow Ross, either I have missed your cynicism or we better tell the law abiding underprivileged where they are going wrong.
Incarceration only occurs when somebody has infringed is also only the tip of the iceberg, as it is very rare, except for very serious crimes, for a person to be sent to prison for a first offence, it is usually only a last resort, with many, many chances being given by the judges in the first place. Read the sentencing remarks from the court web site to see this.
You talked about us all breaking laws at some stage, maybe you should look up the difference between a criminal offence and a regulatory offence, and also the concept judges refer to as the scale of seriousness.
As far as a law not preventing crime? Look up anarchy. Many people choose to live by the rule of law, because they do not want to risk the punishment. That concept has been around for thousands of years, and one of the most famous examples of that concept was written in only 10 rules. In an age where many people could not read, the masses still got the idea that killing is bad, as is stealing etc. It is a concept that is not unique to any one belief, but these laws are practiced around the world. A law certainly does prevent crime, it is needed for any society to be civilized, be it modern or ancient.
But hey, maybe I have just misread your sense of humour.

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Aboriginal Men’s Shed: ‘We’ll build it ourselves from scratch’
Sounds like what is needed, well done Ken.
It seems when an Aboriginal person stands up and shines a light, they are torn down by another group who are quick to say “you don’t represent me”.
Hopefully this won’t happen here. Many of these concepts are what are needed, provided the target audience want to accept it.
It seems like the normal way to live life for a man who lives in town, has a well paid job and lives in a house. But can this be ingrained in those who live dysfunctional lives, to be encouraged to live as many of them see it as white man ways? Let’s hope so.

Selfie at the top of the world
Well done boss. A very determined and capable man at the top of his game.

Aboriginal flag on Anzac Hill: it’s not over yet
Postpone any decision until the next election, where a separate question could be asked of all voters, do you support it.
This could only work if the Act allowed for it, but would be a better indication of the will of the ratepayer/resident.
Like most of these minority groups, they never take no for an answer, they just keep going and going until they get a yes, not because it’s what the people want, but rather they just want the constant debate to be over. Beaten into submission is the expression.

Alleged toddler rape: Why she hadn’t been taken from her family
Mick Gooda “agreeing to disagree” with the former children’s commissioner (?) on the need to remove kids demonstrates he was the wrong choice for this role from the start.
His statements before it even commenced should have been reason enough for his disqualification.
His insistence that kids stay with family no matter what, and his Blind Freddie approach in believing the populist version of the stolen generation myth is an example of why this problem will continue. Justice Martin would have been a far better choice.

Bailed juveniles next-door to you soon?
@ Trevor: You have nailed it, absolutely nailed it. Unfortunately is is far more common than people think or could even imagine.

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