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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Taxpayer funded firm sends woman bush, unprepared
Agreed Evelyn, but some of these are. WHS laws have failed this person.
Let’s hope she takes it to Worksafe NT, as there are certainly some breaches here.
Every workplace needs a health and safety rep.


Taxpayer funded firm sends woman bush, unprepared
Wow, so many nasty and uninformed comments here. Even Joel Flemming, one of the most knowledgable people we have has said that Remote 4WD training should be a part of any worker’s training before they go remote.
Ultimately it is the bosses’ responsibility to assess the hazard and manage the risk, and yes, the worker has the right to refuse unsafe work.
Unfortunately it does not always happen in the real world especially the NT, and workers are often victimised when exercising their rights, especially as there has been a substantial review into OHS in the Territory recently.


Taxpayer funded firm sends woman bush, unprepared
She’s not the only one Erwin, you would be amazed at some organisations that do exactly the same thing, except they do have a satellite phone.


Gallery swap: Aborigines second in pecking order
Karen: It is simply using a noun verses an adjective, either is accpeptable, neither is disrespectful. Are there not more important things to worry about?


Government backflip leaves Centre’s youth worst off
Evelyne, you have absolutely nailed it. Sadly the pandering virtue signallers that Matthew refers to will protect them from that and guarantee their spiral into a life of incarceration.


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