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)


Review – Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia

By Georgia Cerni

Sophie Cousins’ book Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia is, in many respects, a proposal. For Cousins, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided Australians with an opportunity to reconsider the ways our society currently functions. Cousins aptly makes her case – while in some ways the pandemic reinforced burgeoning inequalities, it also presented us the chance to apply collectivist values to solve systemic problems.