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Comment on Criminal lawyers oppose Country Liberals on mandatory sentencing by Janet Brown.

When I attended my first lecture to start my law degree all students were told law is not about justice or morality or right or wrong it is all about the argument.

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Criminal lawyers oppose Country Liberals on mandatory sentencing
Russell@. If you go back into our history of the colony our legal base and understanding convicts had no rights and the horrors that thy endured. How long have women had the right to vote. Since we have colonized Australia our laws have changed, our lives have changed. Progress has seen us develop into an amazing place and through all those hundreds of years a group of paternal soul destroying people have tried to prevent and succeeded to today to keep a race of people in isolation and poverty. They have ensured that a race of people are kept illiterate and impoverished. I am not one of that group. Sorry, Russell, membership in your club is not for me

Criminal lawyers oppose Country Liberals on mandatory sentencing
Phil, we all dream but life is not a dream. We live to do our best but we’re not equal, that is why we all need to be equal under law. And that is where the true wrong happened. We are not represented by law or protected by law. One of the most amazing books I read was called The Mystic Heart of Justice. It is my recommended reading to anyone dealing with youths participating in offensive behavior. I am also a member of Restorative Justice Association in the states. Have been for 14 years. The association does not believe in paternalism and view that as the main contributor to the increase in youth crime sprees. The association believes in the value of the individual and assisting the individual recognizing that value in self.

Criminal lawyers oppose Country Liberals on mandatory sentencing
A little more than sensitive out there about my reply. But in all fairness those who are on the recieving end of the various criminal acts (those who in no way deserve the personal sentences that they received of fear, grief and so many other mental traumas) appear to always be left out of the argument for sentencing of the offenders.
There is a human face and huge psychological trauma to the victims side and yet all we hear about from lawyers is based on the protection on the offenders. My stand on this is not about prison being the answer. It is about perpetrators acknowledging their crime and a consequence of that action.
For each action there is a reaction, except in our courts. I believe in a fair system but I do not support a system that continues to ensure children take no responsibility for their actions. I do support a mandatory system three strikes and your in. If they did not learn from the first two that is their issue. Families of these kids need to repay for damage. Even if they are on welfare. And if the kids are on payments then they need to work in community programs that ensure that they participate and engage in working. The free ride for this group has to end and end now. They don’t want to go to jail or detention centre then stop committing crimes. Oh my what a simple answer.

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Planning another plan
We need planning to be the role of the town council, not the NT government from Darwin.
How can we plan for our future development when there is no plan.
A town plan from the early 80s is lost.
Until we have a town plan on development any master plan is a joke. And to my knowledge the master plan does not include development areas for our growth.

Senator Scullion will not contest Federal election
Identity politics. It has to end. Politicians need to be representing the people. The Territory.
So far I have seen none of this from those putting up their hands.
They are only talking at election time. Voters are confused on their rights. As a voter we have the right to demand elected members who will work for a better Territory. Not a better Darwin over the rest of the Territory.
Our Federal ministers have the role to work for the entire country. As minsters elected by states and territories into a Federal seat they should be ensuring the best of Federal funding for their electorate. They are elected to represent Australians. Yet they are managed by government departments.
The departments have signed agreements to allow overseas businesses to avoid taxes. The departments who have allowed foreign governments to own Australian land. The tax office which negotiated agreements with overseas companies to avoid paying taxes that everyday Australians have to pay.
Check out the person wanting your vote.

Make Oz Day a celebration of the future, not the past
Appeasement is not the answer. Appeasement is the catalyst for further division.
January 26 is the date chosen to celebrate our place in the world.
People from around the world choose our country to call home. Because we are amazing. Australians are proud of our home. The division based on race is not Australian. That is apartheid. We need to stop this vile hatred of Australia now.
Australia Day is not up for destruction by an angry and racist group.

Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery
I for one do not see this town and its progress as being at the whim of aboriginal people over the residents of Alice Springs. This type of division has its claws strongly embedded in segregation and apartheid mentality. The future of our town should be decided by all residents. I am so fed up with people using the race card to gain control. This should not be about who has the biggest stick, it should be about the majority seeking growth and prosperity for Alice Springs. Not personal agendas and petty jealousy.

GST billions yet we’re still the basket case
Jack, I do not have to walk a mile in anyone’s shoes.
It is clearly obvious that bandaid government mentality is all wrong.
What happened to outcomes and audits. Never happened. Throw more money at is the battle cry.
Regards of the fact that billions of dollars has only exacerbate the problem.
Money for nothing comes to mind.
Yet for governments to get that money some of us work hard to pay taxes, fees, levies and so forth. Our borrowings are through the roof. Time for outcome audited funding checks.

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