" … I’m aware that [Adrian Bayley’s] previous victims in the previous case before Jill were sex workers and I’ll never be convinced that that had nothing to do with the leniency of his sentence, which as I said, sends a very disturbing message. ‘Cause if we say - what it says to women is, you know, “Be careful what you do, ‘cause if we don’t like what you do, you won’t get justice.” And then what it says to people like Bayley is not, “Don’t rape”, but, “Be careful who you rape."
Adrian Ernest Bayley has been jailed for life with a non-parole period of 35 years for the rape and murder of Jill Meagher.
Good riddance. However, Bayley is a serial rapist so it’s of note that he received only 15 years for the rape charge. If a reprobate serial rapist like Bayley doesn’t meet the requirements for the maximum sentence, who does? The sentence is manifestly inadequate.
Our judiciary has a blind spot where rape is concerned. It’s unforgivable.
Having multiple copies of their entire discography it’s no secret I love CocoRosie. Even so, this review strikes me as quite harsh. Sure, this is CocoRosie’s most accessible album, but accessibility is hardly artistic high treason. It’s a bloody good release.
Actual menu from an LNP fundraiser for Mal Brough, which Joe Hockey attended. “A big red box”? Jesus fucking christ.
i cannot live with the idea that australia might actually elect a party that accepts and finds such sexist, immature and embarassing shit amusing. like this seriously sounds like something you’d find in an all boys highschool. i am so embarrassed.
I can’t even say something sarcastic or hyperbolic here because this is actually so disgusting and the thought that these people will probably be running the country in under 100 days makes me feel sick. Julia Gillard’s term as PM has been reduced to jokes about her appearance, people calling her JuLIAR, and Abbott’s blatantly sexist remarks towards her in Parliament. She has instigated so much positive change for this country and all these fuckwits can talk about is the size of her body.
Grow up, you bunch of immature little boys. Your jokes don’t land here.
Politicians are (occasionally) useful idiots. Nothing more. Nothing less.