In a nation where being Indian and passing on a SIM card to your cousins can have you locked up for weeks without charges and your reputation defamed internationally, it pays to be a white boy.
Police found drugs, weapons and explosives in a house in North Melbourne early this morning.
Matthews was bailed after appearing in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday afternoon for a remand hearing.
I could probably spend a lot of time blogging on the difference in the way politicians the law and media reports treat people, but it’s a little like shooting fish in a barrel.
In the Northern Territory, where children are so sacred we sit by idly for ten years and allow them to mature into a serious political distraction, the police and Army officers sent in to save the children are so under supported that there haven’t been any arrests.
For children outside of remote aboriginal communities, the story doesn’t seem to be much different. This man only served part of his time after being convicted of abusing children. Tasmanians are concerned about children not being given consistent care and support in foster families. A coach at a school was found in possession of child pornography and let out on bail in WA and another two involved in an international internet porn ring are also walking the streets.
In indigenous communities there have been bans on porn of any kind and alcohol in an attempt to look like the government’s serious about looking after children, but although the research linking porn and rape is stronger than that linking smoking and cancer, posters advertising half naked women in “lad mags” are still plastered all over suburban shopping centres.
Some 97% of the women appearing in porn and working as prostitutes are victims of rape and or child sexual abuse, yet Governments seem more interested in sustaining the population of abused women rather than dealing with the underlying causes of the problem.
In Australia it seems women are still damned whores or God’s police. Surely we’re going to advance into the 21st century some time soon? Does anyone really want their daughters living in this situation?