I was not at the trials and so did not hear the evidence but two sentences for crimes have had me with a slightly dropped jaw.
A husband and wife, both doctors, individually defrauded Medicare with false claims. The figure was around $80,000. I can't recall if that was each or both. They weren't even in the country when some of the services they claimed for were supposedly performed. They received a community service order. No gaol sentence. Are we that short of doctors?
A lad punches someone of a similar age in the head. The victim falls backwards and hits his head on concrete. I think the victim ends up badly injured and spends a long time in hospital. Maybe he even died. I missed that bit. Regardless, it it is the life threatening punch that matters. Yep, a community service order for the perpetrator.
To tennis. I have never attended a big game of tennis. From what I see, everyone stays silent during play and a winning point receives polite applause. Perhaps at the end of a long volley, there could be a cheer, similar to that you might hear at a long drawn out and hard fought house auction.
People standing on seats? People throwing flares? People chanting political slogans? People giving nazi salutes? Just not cricket chaps. Stick them together in a wire cage in public view for the rest of the day.
This toleration of law breaking and anti social behaviour is getting worse and worse.