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No Justice in Australian Sentencing Policies

Cole Miller, Hemi Goodwin-Burke, Eunji Ban. Three victims of unimaginable cowardly attacks and now their families are left devastated because of our weak as piss justice system in this country and especially QLD. Time and time again I read the paper or listen to the news and am blown away by the lack of punishment for perpetrators in this country. It seems as though the whole system is backwards and supports the accused and punishes the victims. Ms Ban's killer's trail has been abandoned because of his metal state, WTF?? He is on trail for bashing a young girl to death and our system let's him off because of his current mental state? Hemi's killers sentence is downgraded because the prosecuter said it would be hard to prove intent and he had a duty to save the court's time and money. What an absolute disgrace this is. I can't imagine how angry the grieving parents, families and friends are. These laws are not protecting the community and we demand tougher sentencing in this country. It isn't about saving the court's time and money, or rehabilitation, it's about punishment for your crimes. No justice in Australia and it needs to change. We have so many nanny state laws but when it comes to real crimes we are a laughing stock. I was involved in a case in England where the accused was sentenced to 14 life sentences for the rape of 14 victims. Sadly here in Australia the same crime would probably get a minimal sentence and the accused would be out on parole and released back into the community to wreak havoc such as Adrian Bayley in Melbourne who raped and killed ABC worker Jill Meagher. How many chances do we give these criminals. This must stop and the community demands justice for the victims and families. It's time our state governments got tough on sentencing.
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Colo63 Admin
Well said!
I read the impact statement Cole Millers' family presented to court and got a sense of the unending suffering such a thing has on families (especially his poor mother who looks forward to death so she can be 'reunited with her son').
Would tougher sentencing work? At the very least it would keep the wicked off our streets. Cole's killer will be walking the streets in 2024 (if he doesn't get out earlier for 'good behavior). I wonder will Mrs Miller find release from her pain by then or will her life sentence mean just that.