(Image: http://www.buzzfeed.com/bradesposito/theres-already-a-countdown-to-johnny-depps-dogs-death#.nu13JkVvP) Johnny Depp’s dogs have been big news this week, ridiculously big news. If we shaved the offending mutts and laid all of their hairs end-to-end, I doubt we’d get anywhere near the column inches these two spoiled terriers have had in the last three days. That dastardly celebrity got on a private jet […]Read More Are Depp’s dogs really that big a deal? Did we only care because the idea of dogs on public transport is taboo in Australia?
After three years of dropping numbers, the prison population in NSW rose to over 10,500 between 2012 and 2014. The maximum capacity of NSW prisons is 11,000. Crime rates are mostly falling but changes in bail laws and higher rates of arrest and incarceration mean the numbers behind bars are likely to keep growing. Attempts […]Read More Crime is going down in NSW but inmate numbers are skyrocketing, old prisons are reopening and it’s almost election time. Should we be worried?
Sydney Morning Herald Anna Patty February 08, 2012 The NSW Police Force was forced to pay out more than $5 million to compensate people it had falsely imprisoned and assaulted last financial year. Figures provided by Police Minister Mike Gallacher’s office in response to questions from the Greens, show this was a $1 million increase […]Read More Police pay $5m for false imprisonment and assault