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He’ll be telling his mates in Indonesia about Justice Higgins alright

By johnboy - 3 July 2013 12

The ACT Supreme Court has been called on to sentence a people smuggler, one Toni Kaubulan.

A suspended sentence and a good behaviour order with the threat of a $500 fine will no doubt have the folks back in Java talking.

For the offence of bringing to Australia unlawful non-citizens knowing they were unlawful non-citizens, you are sentenced to 1 year and 9 months of imprisonment which will commence from 12 June 2012. In coming to that sentence I have given you a 10% discount on the sentence I would otherwise have imposed, which would have been approximately 24 months of imprisonment. You are to be released forthwith on entering into a recognisance release order in the self-sum of $500 whereby the remainder of the sentence is suspended upon you agreeing to be of good behaviour for a period of two years from today. That does not mean you need to come up with $500, but if you break the order you will have to pay that money. Now Mr Kaubulan, I want you to make sure you tell all the people you come across in Indonesia do not get involved in people smuggling.

Mr Kaubulan may be taken to enter into those arrangements and I understand he will be taken then into Immigration custody. Deportation will shortly thereafter be arranged.

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12 Responses to
He’ll be telling his mates in Indonesia about Justice Higgins alright
alllenthough 10:01 pm 05 Jul 13

I have never served in the navy but I am guessing the only real way to stop a boat is to sink it. On another point go ZAPPA let’s hope ZIP doesn’t end up on the bench with his bow ties!

IrishPete 4:05 am 05 Jul 13

MERC600 said :

As soon as I heard our supreme court would be judging people smugglers, I though to meself ‘ you won’t be able to believe your luck son “.

Indeed, the Feds’s idea of sharing the load of prosecutions and imprisonments was always going to produce discrepancies in sentencing between states. However, as I recall this person was boat crew, not an organiser. Not a lot of point in keeping him in prison at huge expense when there are millions of others uneducated enough to take his place. He has already spent some considerable time on remand (this is the ACT – probably about 4 years). The idea of him going back and being an educator is, err, interesting.

The way to stop the boats is to stop the boats. Not “intercept” them. That’s not prevention. So to stop the boats, you are probably going to have to upset a few other countries, like Indonesia, China, Sri Lanka, USA and so on.

IP

MERC600 2:00 pm 04 Jul 13

As soon as I heard our supreme court would be judging people smugglers, I though to meself ‘ you won’t be able to believe your luck son “.

Diggety 12:55 pm 04 Jul 13

Dilandach said :

Its the problem with modern day politicians, it used to be the career entered into after a lengthy amount of working and life experience. Not a career stepped into straight out of uni (and sometimes even without).

Couldn’t agree more.

Dilandach 8:16 am 04 Jul 13

Diggety said :

He’s probably just another ‘refugee advocate’ displaying disturbing levels of cognitive dissonance

Sarah Hanson-Young and Malcolm Fraser will be stoked.

Whenever I hear Sarah Hanson-Young talking I’m just overwhelmed by the naivety on nearly every subject she talks on, not a single clue on anything.

Its the problem with modern day politicians, it used to be the career entered into after a lengthy amount of working and life experience. Not a career stepped into straight out of uni (and sometimes even without).

banco 8:42 pm 03 Jul 13

I see Justice Higgins has descended into self parody.

Diggety 5:51 pm 03 Jul 13

He’s probably just another ‘refugee advocate’ displaying disturbing levels of cognitive dissonance

Sarah Hanson-Young and Malcolm Fraser will be stoked.

Ben_Dover 5:27 pm 03 Jul 13

That’s Mr Kaubulan’s prices gone up by $500 then.

Dear god, what planet is Higgins living on?

gazket 4:27 pm 03 Jul 13

Justice Higgins you hard bastard.

I recon Mr Kaubulan probably even qualified for the $3000 payment to return home.

Thumper 3:36 pm 03 Jul 13

Wow. A bit heavy handed one must think???

bundah 3:08 pm 03 Jul 13

I believe Tezza will be required to retire on September 13,his 70th birthday from memory,so perhaps we could send him to Indo in some kind of exchange program to show ’em justice ACT style.I’d imagine it would be good for a laugh..

dpm 2:31 pm 03 Jul 13

“That does not mean you need to come up with $500, but if you break the order you will have to pay that money. Now Mr Kaubulan, I want you to make sure you tell all the people you come across in Indonesia do not get involved in people smuggling…..”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Love it!
I understand sending him back OS so he doesn’t add to the overloaded jail, but the $500 ‘threat’?
And i’m sure after that harsh treatment he’ll be telling other smugglers to steer clear of Aus!

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