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Greens shoot down Liberals Laura Norder bills. Here come the attack ads

By johnboy - 6 June 2012 7

The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury has announced the Liberal bills to increase punishments for assaulting police are dead in the water:

“The committee have highlighted a number of key flaws with each bill and recommend that neither be passed by the Assembly.

“The committee found that the bill from the Canberra Liberals was unlikely to deter assaults against police. So it appears to fail at the first hurdle because it won’t do what it sets out to do.

“Evidence provided to the committee strongly argued that increasing prison sentences by twenty five percent where the victim is a police officer will not deter the crime from occurring.

“One lawyer put it particularly succinctly when he said “It is just a nonsense, a bit of window dressing that doesn’t achieve anything that can’t be and isn’t achieved by the current legislation”

The Liberals could still vote to support the Government’s alternative legislation, but one suspects they’ll use the chance to throw a public tantrum and give Laura Norder* another belting.


* For those who came in the late “Laura Norder” is a play on the endless repetition of “Law and Order” until the phrase loses meaning and becomes just a sound.


UPDATE 07/06/12 09:19: On cue Jeremy Hanson is expressing his disappointment.

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7 Responses to
Greens shoot down Liberals Laura Norder bills. Here come the attack ads
buzz819 3:17 pm 06 Jun 12

johnboy said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Besides window licking scumbags, I don’t see how anyone would think its a bad to expect people who are violent towards police to get in trouble for it.

Yes but do we need new laws to do that? And will they work?

I beleive at the moment that any assault on Police is treated as a common assault, aoabh or causing grievous bodily harm. It’s up for debate that given Police are generally involved in more violent situations are protected from the harm that maybe caused by these situations.

I think more tazers and police dogs would be better…

Mysteryman 3:16 pm 06 Jun 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

johnboy said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Besides window licking scumbags, I don’t see how anyone would think its a bad to expect people who are violent towards police to get in trouble for it.

Yes but do we need new laws to do that? And will they work?

Can it hurt to try?

No, it can’t. But the people who like to scream “Laura Norder” any time someone makes an attempt to punish criminal behaviour will tell you that it can.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 2:07 pm 06 Jun 12

johnboy said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Besides window licking scumbags, I don’t see how anyone would think its a bad to expect people who are violent towards police to get in trouble for it.

Yes but do we need new laws to do that? And will they work?

Can it hurt to try?

johnboy 1:57 pm 06 Jun 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Besides window licking scumbags, I don’t see how anyone would think its a bad to expect people who are violent towards police to get in trouble for it.

Yes but do we need new laws to do that? And will they work?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 1:56 pm 06 Jun 12

Besides window licking scumbags, I don’t see how anyone would think its a bad to expect people who are violent towards police to get in trouble for it.

buzz819 1:31 pm 06 Jun 12

They can introduce any new law they want, the problem is actually getting the sentences past on to offenders.

c_c 1:21 pm 06 Jun 12

I thought law and order had already been reduced to “just a sound” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OlCVNn9ZeY

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