Thefts out of con­trol

The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

FROM Wed­nes­day’s news­pa­per, it seems the po­lice have given up on thefts around Cairns. Now the vil­lains are those who leave un­locked doors, even for a minute.

If you do not catch them, it keeps the statis­tics down of those poor dis­ad­van­taged youths, who are only try­ing to sur­vive. Sorry to know the courts are hope­less, and the po­lice only in­ter­ested in mo­tor­ing of­fences, rev­enue-rais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. Chris Bradley, Ke­warra Beach 1907: Com­mon­wealth and South Aus­tralia agree on the trans­fer of North­ern Ter­ri­tory to the Com­mon­wealth. 1971: Un­manned Soviet space cap­sule sends back ra­dio and tele­vi­sion sig­nals from planet Mars. 1995: The Aus­tralian Fed­eral Court finds Abo­rig­i­nal Af­fairs Min­is­ter Robert Tick­ner failed to fol­low due process in plac­ing a 25-year ban on the Hind­marsh Is­land Bridge. 1996: After nearly 18 days aloft, Columbia and its as­tro­nauts re­turn to Earth, end­ing the long­est-ever space shut­tle flight. 2016: A teenager is jailed for seven years in Mel­bourne after plan­ning to set off a home­made bomb in the city’s CBD; his sen­tence is later in­creased to 11 years after an ap­peal by Com­mon­wealth pros­e­cu­tors. 2017: Fed­eral par­lia­ment votes to make same-sex mar­riage le­gal in Aus­tralia (above).

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