@Paul Posted April 26, 2013 at 6:16 pm I agree wholeheartedly …

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@Paul Posted April 26, 2013 at 6:16 pm
I agree wholeheartedly with what you are saying here.
I would only add that if the offender is an adult on welfare benefits, or a juvenile whose parents are, the BasicsCard guarantees that money for necessities are met. Take ALL the remainder until the amount owed has been reimbursed, and if that means years without discretionary income, then so be it.
Money talks. Jailbirds walk. Restorative justice is worth a try, especially as nothing else seems to work.

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24 hours to remove election signs
I think the plethora of signs and street corner tents both in Alice and in Darwin where I am now on vacation indicates an awareness by all candidates and parties contesting the coming election that government in the NT is very much up for grabs.
As for the signs themselves, I am reminded of the old aphorism: “Fools’ names and fools’ faces always appear in public places.”


24 hours to remove election signs
I think the plethora of signs and street corner tents both in Alice and in Darwin where I am now on vacation indicates an awareness by all candidates and parties contesting the coming election that government in the NT is very much up for grabs.
As for the signs themselves, I am reminded of the old aphorism, “Fools names and fools faces always appear in public places.”


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