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Tougher penalties needed

So a few top of town heads have rolled, but I wonder how far?

And it probably will not be for enough when we consider our 'soft on wrongdoers' pathetic Australian criminal justice system.

The people who should be targeted in the most ferocious manner are the second tier manipulators and operators who collectively and knowingly brought families, elderly people and many others to their financial knees and rendered them completely bankrupt.

These financial manipulators must be named and shamed and stripped of their assets, leaving them in an asset poor situation as they purposely did to their innocent victims.

We will see, but don't hold your breath.

Now the top tier of management will most likely receive a soft legal landing.

I mean if one has loads of money it can achieve the most amazing outcomes.

These top tier people will walk away with millions of dollars in their pockets.

Australia's criminal justice system needs to really toughen up.

Surely it is about time we see evidence of our legal system protecting the citizens of Australia not seemingly protecting the wellbeing of the wrongdoers.

I mean a jail sentence to a criminal is like sending them to paradise, they never want to leave and when they have to leave many reoffend to get back inside.

Jail time to criminals should be a hell on earth, an experience that once out, they never want to go back to.

IAN BISHOP

Leave Bight alone

My name is Jonas Squire I am 13-years-old and live in Streaky Bay.

As you are aware a Norwegian company called Equinor is planning to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight.

They have already been approved for seismic testing in September which we must stop because our Bight is home to a unique ecosystem.

Many of the creatures found there can’t be found anywhere else and lots of them rely on sound to navigate.

Seismic testing involves firing sound waves into the ocean floor to detect the presence of oil or gas reserves.

These sound waves are shot off at about 240 decibels which will cause beachings and sea life to die.

If there happens to be an oil spill in the Bight this will make Streaky Bay's tourist rates drop significantly not just that there will be no more fishing which means the fishing industry around Streaky will drop and our local economy will go down.

I must add that Streaky Bay is a great place for teenagers to get their first job; take me for example, I work at the local hotel and post office learning life skills which will help me in the future to get higher grade jobs.

Me and many other teenagers and adults rely on tourists to keep us in our jobs.

This is why you have to join me in the fight for the Bight.

JONAS SQUIRE

Streaky Bay

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