The Canberra Times brings word that the DPP has successfully appealed against the lack of a custodial sentence handed down by Chief Justice Higgins for the stabbing that created the above wound.
The ABC is also on the case informing us that the newer, tougher sentence is a six month suspended one followed by a one year good behaviour order for Tracey Elaine Campbell. Hardly seems worth the effort of the appeal but one supposes it’s the principle of the thing.
The ABC also reports that the DPP has had another go at the Chief Justice’s mercy, this time losing an appeal against a five year sentence for James Thorn found guilty of 36 offences involving theft and violence. In this case a lack of reasons for the sentence was attacked, and the Court of Appeal decided the Chief Justice’s silence was not a problem.