Right Now Radio Podcast 18/8/11

By Right Now Radio

“Trevor was waiting for a train with his girlfriend Kelly. Martin and his friend walked on to the train platform and stood nearby. Martin said loudly to his friend, “Some guys shouldn’t let their girlfriends walk around looking like sluts”.

Trevor walked over to where Martin was standing and punched him twice in the face. Martin suffered a fractured eye socket and a broken nose.

What sentence would you give Trevor?”

This is a question from the Herald Sun Sentencing Poll released last month in conjunction with the Victorian Attorney-General’s office.

Right Now Radio’s Laura Vines and Anna Dorevitch talk to YouthLaw Community Lawyer, Katrina Wong, about the human rights implications behind the vexed issue of criminal sentencing.

Download podcast here (11MB)



Blackout (poem)

By Bänoo Zan

Bänoo Zan’s poem was written in the aftermath of countrywide protests against sudden steep rise in fuel price in Iran on November 15. Authorities shot down the Internet of the whole country and embarked on a horrific killing spree. Amnesty International has so far verified 208 deaths in less than a week.