I AM of the firm opinion no criminal of my community will ever be punished howsever heinous or gruesome the crime may be.
I shall give here a few examples
Some years back a young man of my community was mercilessly killed in a house in Griffith. The criminals threw his body, half burnt (when he was still breathing) between Griffith and Leeton.
Three persons were charged. Surprisingly all of them were let off without any punishment. The Area News wrote at that time "four persons left Griffith in a car and only three returned, surprisingly no one was punished”.
A man of my community was married to an Australian girl here in Griffith. He cruelly murdered his wife. Their small kid was crying loudly on the floor near his dead mother.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald the defence lawyer said in the higher court that the accused was insane. The court let off the criminal without any punishment saying his insanity should be cured.
The reason of this is the predominance of the anti-social elements in my community. They will encourage the criminal to commit a crime assuring him that they will save him from punishment.
These people will fully know about the crime, but will not give evidence. On the other hand they will threaten the victims in broad day light even in the Banna Avenue for the so called "compromise”.
Amar Jit Singh
ARE you sure that vandals took the flag as I know that flags are not allowed and the workers take them off the gravesites?
The family might want to check with them first.
JUST read in The Area News the NSW government has granted $7500 for air-conditioning for the Art Gallery in Griffith.
However, there is nothing for the people in public housing here and the rest of the extreme hot places in NSW.
The people in public housing are the only ones in this wealthy society who are not supplied this necessity. The medical fact is over 500 Australians die each year from heat stress. More than any other natural disasters put together.
At the CPSA NSW Annual Conference in October in Sydney again in 2016 it was moved by myself on behalf of the Griffith Branch that "air-conditioning be granted in public housing where air-conditioning is in politicians electoral offices in NSW". Well that is in every one throughout NSW, climatic controlled – hot, cold or otherwise.
IT IS heartbreaking to see news reports of civilians being killed in eastern Aleppo, Syria, particularly of the children caught up in this deadly conflict.
On December 13, a Syrian girl tweeted from inside the war zone “my name in Bana, I’m seven years-old. I am talking to the world now from East #Aleppo. This is my last moment to either live or die.”
The only solace in this tragedy was that her words were re-tweeted 42,000 times. The world was listening, and as futile as it seemed, people cared and they were trying to help.
Although it is good to shield our children from images of war, we can’t lie to them about the bad things happening. It is difficult explaining conflicts and death, but we want our children to grow up to be empathetic and caring to those less fortunate.
Plan International Australia
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