Perhaps the community regards offenses of drinking of alcohol in …

Comment on Repeal ‘paperless arrest’ law: Coroner by Paul Parker.

Perhaps the community regards offenses of drinking of alcohol in prohibited areas as not so minor, particularly when repeated.
Should the maximum financial penalty be amended to at least equal the average cost per day of imprisonment?

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I am puzzled by comments from the Central Land Council (CLC) CEO Joe Martin-Jard and CLC deputy chair Barbara Shaw.
Are they each claiming NT Coroner hearings are not independent, fully transparent and thorough?


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Re: Chris Slater, posted November 10, 2019 at 8:23pm:
“The stark reality is the risk is always there and officers are forced to make a split-second decision about how to respond, to protect themselves and others.”
I agree.
In life we all may at times be forced to make such split-second decisions.
If accurate the deceased resisted arrest, using a knife, the entire NT community needs address why so many fail to understand how making such decisions increases danger to themselves and others.
Now the investigations, particularly the inquest, which is a court hearing, need time to collect all available, at times conflicting evidence, time to consider then determine relevant facts, which will be released in the Coroner’s findings.
Coroner hearings and their findings are open to the public.


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As Winston realised, the government is narrowing the range of “acceptable” thinking.


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I would be interesting to know the number of houses and buildings with solar power systems which
(a) did NOT keep their electricity on,
(b) kept their electricity on.
Does any know the numbers?


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Are Australian political parties ignoring their members, even worse their electorates?
Recent Commonwealth election result reflects over-concentration on left or right issues whilst ignoring middle voters.
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Politicians failing to demonstrate real recognition and attention to middle voter concerns are ignoring most voters.


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