Dear March 4 Justice ladies: get up there and do something

 
Needless to say, the ABC won’t tell us which ‘communities’.

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11 Responses to Dear March 4 Justice ladies: get up there and do something

  1. Producer says:

    OMG that is an abhorrent damnation of how things are in these remote communities!

    “The man was sentenced to 18 years in prison, with a non-parole period of 15 years, after being found guilty of multiple physical and sexual assaults on his daughter.”

  2. tombell says:

    so the judge (who worked only briefly as a barrister before eventually becoming the 3rd female appointee to the SC) is urging NT/Cth lawmakers to intervene in the cultural practises of our “First Nations” people. I’m getting confused. Isn’t this raaaacist?

  3. Snoopy says:

    tombell says:
    June 16, 2021 at 10:17 am
    so the judge (who worked only briefly as a barrister before eventually becoming the 3rd female appointee to the SC) is urging NT/Cth lawmakers to intervene in the cultural practises of our “First Nations” people. I’m getting confused. Isn’t this raaaacist?

    A treaty would put an end to such egregious cultural imperialism.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    A treaty would put an end to such egregious cultural imperialism.

    The latest demand is for a treaty with each of five hundred or so “First Nations.”

  5. Slim Cognito says:

    Not one use of the words “aboriginal” or “indigenous” at all.

    Shouldn’t the perp have been described as a “proud XXX man” as they do in all their other reporting?

  6. Bazinga says:

    There would have to have been a war for a treaty to occur.

  7. Mother Lode says:

    Shouldn’t the perp have been described as a “proud XXX man”

    ‘Proud’ denotes ‘approved’. You know how the left is always accusing the right of dog-whistles, and how the left always accuses their opponents of exactly what they are doing themselves?

    That is one.

    You see, Warren Mundine and Jacinta Price will never be ‘proud’.

  8. lotocoti says:

    it is shocking that, apparently, no-one knew or took any action

    If only those much vaunted Community Elders knew.

  9. Dunnybrush says:

    Piss weak to not identify the community. It’s named dozens of times in the judge’s sentencing remarks which anybody can see on the court’s website: Ngukurr.

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Funeral charter flights for prisoners cost WA taxpayers $1 million in the past year
    The West Australian
    Wed, 16 June 2021 2:00AM
    Briana Fiore

    Taxpayers have forked out almost $1 million in the past year for WA prisoners to attend funerals while in custody.

    From July 1 last year to March 31 this year, the Department of Justice splashed $923,029 on transport arrangements for 84 prisoners under a policy to allow them to maintain kinship links with their communities.

    The average cost of escorting prisoners to and from a funeral or compassionate leave location more than 500km from their jail was almost $11,000 for each inmate — the equivalent of a business class return flight from Perth to London.

    “Attending a funeral or visiting dangerously ill persons is an important aspect of enabling a prisoner to maintain a connection with their family and community,” a Department of Justice spokesperson said.

    “Aboriginal people have significant cultural obligations when a family or kinship relative passes away, including funeral attendance.

    “The Department recognises that a failure to meet these obligations can have serious consequences for an Aboriginal person’s well-being.”
    The average cost of escorting prisoners to and from a funeral or compassionate leave location more than 500km from their jail was almost $11,000 for each inmate.

    The Department of Justice contracted Broadspectrum to transport the prisoners.

    The destinations included remote locations in the Pilbara and Mid West regions. One escort from Roebourne Regional Prison to Newman was a 1156km round journey.

    The department said the total costs included transportation by road or air, escorting staff and other logistics to ensure the prisoners were transported safely and securely.

    The West understands two staff are assigned to each prisoner — with one of them handcuffed to the prisoner depending on the security risk.

    The spokesperson said there was a legislative regulatory obligation to grant prisoners permission to attend funerals on welfare grounds.

    They said prisoners make an application and are interviewed by prison staff.

    Prison management makes a recommendation, but approvals are granted via a delegated authority at the head office in Perth. Prisoners are permitted to appeal if their application is refused.

    So far this year, 10 charter flights carrying 31 prisoners costing $88,799 have been approved while 334 funeral applications have been rejected.

    However, a corrections source told The West Australian they believed the criteria surrounding funeral attendances needed to be stricter and suggested prisoners should be made to pay for their own flights. They said prisoners could initially only attend a funeral of a direct blood relative, which included a mother, father or sibling.

    However, that had been expanded to include “kinship” and extended family members.

    Deaths in Custody Committee deputy chair and Indigenous leader Mervyn Eades said the flight prices wouldn’t be so high if Indigenous people were placed in prisons closer to their country or home region.

    He believed a Noongar prisoner should not be imprisoned in the Pilbara, as it used too many resources and made it harder for Aboriginal people to maintain connections to their family.

  11. BrettW says:

    Pretty sure the organiser of the event in Canberra did say going to march in NT / Alice Springs. Perhaps Brittney not available for a second round of PM bashing so not much point.

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