The only improvement there’s been with youth issues has been …

Comment on Damien Ryan’s youth curfew dilemma by Surprised!.

The only improvement there’s been with youth issues has been in the statistics. That was only achieved by reclassification of the incidents.
Let’s try the curfew for 12 months and see. What’s the issue in at least trying?
Short of that, people may need to carry a big stick or a paintball gun with bright coloured marking dye.

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Bush problems? Nothing they can’t handle.
This looks really cool. As long as the pollies stay out of it, it will be a wonderful opportunity for the kids. Good work, Tiani!


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In essence I agree with what Hal and James have written. History and science in this regard have a lot in common.
The more time that passes by allows for more research and other facts become relevant or are discovered.
Let’s not try change the past and subsequently be held back by it.
Let’s accept what happened in the past and learn from the many mistakes that were made.
This will help us all in the long run.


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@ Frank: You are correct, but statistics like this are used to mask reality.
Many years ago when Lada vehicles were available, they stated that in 12 months they had increased their sales by 100%. They sold their second one.


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@Kieran, I stand corrected.
I can’t see the defendant is likely to be a repeat offender, so bail seems warranted.
Everyone needs to remember the presumption of innocence until proven otherwise.


Zachary Rolfe prosecution: possible hearing in September
Mr Hargraves’ comment “We want to see the bail condition revoked,”……“We want Rolfe behind bars…” is predetermined. It says that if the defendant is found not guilty, the racism card will again be flaunted. The defendant has yet to be proven guilty.
Mr Hargraves goes on to say “The whole system needs to realise … there can’t be another law for Kartiya, white people, there gotta be a law for Yapa too, that’s why we finding it so hard….”. Ironically, there are two sets of laws. The convenient law for aboriginals, who when they break the law and are punished, cry racism and the law that says white man will look after them financially, they happily accept it.
So using a reverse scenario, if an Aboriginal person kills a White person, then by using Mr Hargraves’ logic, it would be OK to say, we want the Aboriginal person behind bars. Surely these kinds of comments only incite racism and prejudice any chance of a fair trial.

I find it unfathomable that a lot of people fail to see the fact is that Police have an extremely difficult job to do anyway. Mr Hargraves’ calls for no guns on communities would make perfect sense IF the people on communities had any respect for the law.

I am assuming that Aboriginal morals and values frown on attacking people for no real reason and stealing, breaking in to houses etc. So, if that is the case and they don’t like the white man’s law, then they should deal with crimes committed by their own people.


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