Speaking on ABC radio on Wednesday, Mr Giddings also said a new rail link to Avalan would cost $150 million, compared to the "billions" to put one through to Melbourne Airport.
Avalan hey. Nice work at The Age. I make typos, but writing is not my profession.
How about the racial abuse on a bus? What scum. Even if caught, whoever threw whatever broke the window might receive a couple of hours of community service. Clearly menacing abuse will be judged not worth pursuing. We can only rely on shame.
Photo from The Age.
This is Jill Brookes. In July she was bashed by a thief in her second hand book store until she was unconscious. Her skull was smashed and she suffered serious brain damage. Some months later, she is undergoing rehabilitation; regaining the use of her hand and learning to walk, although she is unable to speak and is fed through a tube.
The offender, who had not been caught, stole $200. I hope he is caught and severely punished, but he won't be. He may receive a couple of years in gaol. For a life ruined, I should think about fifteen years would be appropriate. Why are magistrates and judges always so lenient with cases of assault? They wonder why the community get exasperated with light sentences. Violence on another person should be punished much more harshly.