January 4th, 2002

battyden

arsonists

22 people have been arrested for lighting the current fires around Sydney. Four of them are 9 year-olds who will, under the present laws, be given a caution and placed on a good behavior bond and released.

The Premier of NSW wants to change the law so that young arsonists are NOT given a caution or warning and released. Instead, Mr Carr wants them to be punished. He wants them to do compusory community service in burns units at hospitals, and to aid in post fire clean-up operations.
battyden

(no subject)

A southerly blew in today, bringing with it smoke from the Goobang bushfire. I now have a permanent asthma attack and cough. triffic.