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Chief Minister finds another way to defy the federales

By johnboy - 10 July 2006 45

Jon Stanhope is having a good day, he’s found another way to piss off the Commonwealth while re-enforcing his right-on credentials.

This time the Canberra Times reports that he’s decided to resist federal pressure to “disregard indigenous customary law when sentencing”.

Mr. Stanhope thinks this is blaming the victim, which is odd because normally it’s the perpetrator being sentenced… Oh, wait, is he saying that indigenous people are always the “victim” regardless of what they have been found guilty of?

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Binker 9:02 am 14 Jul 06

Of interest in this matter
Law Council of Australia press release and submission to COAG (link at bottom of page)

Absent Diane 4:36 pm 11 Jul 06

yep and left the poor old abos to themselves… they would have been so much better off…..

snahon 3:53 pm 11 Jul 06

It all stems from terra nullius…. the british should have just said we came, we saw we conquered…

Thumper 3:52 pm 11 Jul 06

Mssrs Evil and Shab,

Geez, sounds like a law firm, however, I agree….

Mr_Shab 3:41 pm 11 Jul 06

erewego – urban Aboriginals are no more connected to tribal law than you or I. Canberra doesn’t have any residents living in a tribal situation (per se). The point is moot. It’s just some vintage Sonic grandstanding.

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