Monday, November 22, 2010
Royal Commission convicts ‘stay or go’ policy
The Royal Commission into the 2009 bushfires, being run by lawyers, seems more intent on ‘gaining convictions’ than in finding out what could have been done to avoid having so many victims. It has ‘convicted’ Russell Rees and Christine Nixon. Now it is intent on ‘convicting’ the ‘stay or go’ policy. More exactly, it is ‘stay’ the wigs-and-gowns are after. The accused ‘Stay and defend’ – with a brilliant case prejudicially treated and doomed through trial by media – is set to be given a long term of incarceration in limbo. ‘Go’- with plenty of form for GBH - is being so well defended it is set to be freed without even a community service order or a monitoring device.