Crime

Submission To The Royal Commission Into The Protection And Detention Of Children In The Northern Territory
27 October 2016

Submission To The Royal Commission Into The Protection And Detention Of Children In The Northern Territory

The central contention of this submission is that while there is rightly significant community concern about the operation of youth justice facilities in the Northern Territory, this concern should not be used to indict the entire youth justice system in the Territory. Underlying the problems affecting these facilities are social, economic, and cultural factors that better explain the unique aspects
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South Australia’s New Home Detention Laws Should Not Be About Coddling Criminals
21 October 2016

South Australia’s New Home Detention Laws Should Not Be About Coddling Criminals

Lindsay Bassani, a former Education Department bureaucrat and football coach, was sentenced to home detention after stealing almost $10,000 from the South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy. Despite being allowed to avoid prison, he is now complaining about his electronic tracking bracelet because of the stigma of being seen with it. The fact that Mr Bassani is complaining is a
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Let’s Get Fine Defaulters Out Of Our Jails
28 July 2016

Let’s Get Fine Defaulters Out Of Our Jails

Reporting of Andrew Leigh’s reappointment as shadow assistant treasurer has been dominated by the strange decision of the Labor Party to reduce his salary by $40,000. This is particularly a shame because Leigh is the author of a policy where Labor and a free market think tank like the Institute of Public Affairs can rightly see eye to eye. During
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Get More Cops On The Beat To Stop Violent Crime Wave
7 July 2016

Get More Cops On The Beat To Stop Violent Crime Wave

“The recent spate of cars being set on fire across Cranbourne illustrates the urgent need to reinvest some of Victoria’s criminal justice spending in the police force. This is the best way to stop violent crime,” said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The recent car arsons come on top of
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