In many quiet regional centres around NSW there is a new primary industry shaping up. It has something to do with Bail but not with bales. The minister for Agriculture Richard Amery who also has the prisons portfolio is now committed to farming prisoners.
"Australia has been riding on the sheep's back for too long. We're relieved that the criminal under-class and the unbailable will now be fleeced instead of our members" said a spokesperson-lamb for Lanolin (Lambs Against NSW Operators Lying)."We applaud this new drive to shepherd prisoners into regional and rural areas. We know the government have suitably trained dogs to round up any laggers so we have no fear of missing any."
As sale yards for the usual livestock close because they're uneconomical, the NSW government aims to auction off prisoners and prison yards to the highest bidder. Which of the corrective squattocracy will be successful? ACM? Group 4? NSW citizens resent having the wool pulled over their eyes by this government's plot to auction prisoners as a job lot and as a bribe to rural voters.
Seriously, though Australia's approach to dealing with crime has been to place the emphasis on harsher punishment as an ongoing deterrent in the hope of reducing crime. The Government is to build more correctional facilities outside the metropolitan area where it is reported 'Crime impacting on almost half of regional NSW businesses. General Purpose Standing Committee No 3 examined the proposed expenditure for the Department of Corrective Services or (DCS).
The prison population in 1995 - 6,000, in 2002- 8,000 is projected to be 9,000 by 2005-2006, said prison minister Richard Amery. An additional $83 million, has been forecast to respond to those changes to the Bail laws and also to the general-increase in the inmate numbers. An Increased number of people held on remand, an additional allocation of $17 million has been allocated for 2002-2003, rising to an allocation of $48 million, in the following year.
By Gregory Kable and Ariel Marguin 15 July 02
SKIPPY: Baa, bars, for all you black sheep in the family. Macarthur eat your heart out. Do you see the pattern?
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