What the hell is the go with sentences handed down to kiddy fiddlers? Obviously this has been brought into focus with the Daniel Morcombe case, for which the substantive sentence was murder.
Under normal circumstances, Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos would cop a pink slip when he arrives for work this morning. Instead PM Abbott will utter the usual defence of “a presumption of innocence” and all that guff.
A month ago an arsonist lit a bush-fire that spread into the Morwell open cut coal mine in Victoria. Residents of the nearby town lived for weeks in choking polluted air.
When the Dutch first sighted the South Australian coastline in 1626, they sailed straight past it. Did the Dutch know something we didn’t? South Australia might share a border with all other States, but it certainly doesn’t share their political philosophies... it has been the problem child State since Federation.
A bank robber can be reformed to re-enter society as a decent citizen. A “correctional” centre can never “correct” a paedophile. No jail sentence can reform him, change him or help him and it’s a shame that judges and parole boards still don’t understand the difference between the two.
Unaccustomed as I am to conspiratorial theorems, here goes... Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 flew for over four hours after its last point of contact and that creates a credible scenario if, as reported in the Malaysian Press, an Aircraft Worthiness Directive (an AD) was current for the Boeing 777.
The verdict was predictable and based on a (denied) confession. But for me, and probably the jury, Cowan was guilty the moment he led police to the site of Daniel’s remains after nine years’ fruitless searching. This bastard was the only person in the world who could do that.
I’m no Tony Abbott fan, but fair dinkum, any sane observer would be entitled to think that what he has achieved in six months with a hostile Senate is nothing short of extraordinary.
Australia’s voters are about to claim all six State as conservative. Tasmania has finally had a gutful of the Greens and South Australia, despite a redistribution gerrymander requiring almost 55% of the primary vote to defeat Labor, is about to show Ms Wong’s insipid ex, without pupils, the door.
Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran has instructed: “A man may marry a girl younger than nine years of age, even if the girl is still a baby being breastfed. A man, however is prohibited from having intercourse with a girl younger than nine, other sexual acts such as foreplay, rubbing, kissing, thighing and sodomy is allowed.