Idiots rule   26/2/2013

The ACT has the highest wages and best working conditions in the nation, so it stands to reason that the territory has the smartest workers, doesn’t it? Well no, if your job is to determine policy for the ACT Human Rights Commission, you must be a gold-plated, fully-fledged moron. With learning difficulties.

Canberra’s Alexander Maconochie Centre is the first modern prison in Australia to be designed by do-gooders. Late last year it also became the first prison in Australia to be raided by police investigating a child pornography ring. Designing a model prison is the easy part; finding model prisoners is another matter altogether. What’s the criminal class coming to when you can’t give them a laptop and an email address without them getting up to no good?
It claims to be the first prison in Australia to provide prophylactics, but evidently with mixed success. One inmate in the mixed-sex facility is in the process of applying for early release on the grounds that she is expecting a baby at Easter, a month before the end of her 12-month sentence.
Let’s hope ACT Human Rights Commissioner Helen Watchirs has better luck with the needle exchange program likely to begin soon, despite opposition from prison officers. As Watchirs sees it: “To deny protection against disease transmission in such a high-prevalence and closed population in prison may be viewed as inhumane.”

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11 Comments for 'Idiots rule'

  1.  
    barking toad
    26/2/2013 | 1:11 pm
     

    The luvvies haven’t yet worked out why more kiddies are breaking in to the Stanhope Hilton than are escaping.

    Human Rights Commissioners have nothing to do so they invent breaches.

  2.  
    Thomas the Tout
    26/2/2013 | 2:09 pm
     

    I sometimes muse that there is a chasm between theory and practice: and that those on ‘the left’ live in a World of theory.

  3.  
    HRT
    27/2/2013 | 5:28 am
     

    TTT,

    I don’t think there is any doubt about the Left. I’m sure they see things the way they want them to be rather than the way they are.

  4.  
    observa
    27/2/2013 | 9:03 am
     
  5.  
    observa
    27/2/2013 | 1:30 pm
     
  6.  
    Chris Z
    28/2/2013 | 12:51 pm
     

    Watchirs is the is the relict of charismatic (by ACT standards)former ACT Labor Minister and Opposition Leader, the late Terry Connolly, so for ACT Labor, she’s a combinbation of Rose Kennedy and the Queen Mother. No matter what she does – like claiming recently that stores that retrieve shopping trolleys are breaching the human rights of derelicts who use them to cart their stuff around – she’s beyond criticism.

  7.  
    Bernard Slattery
    28/2/2013 | 1:15 pm
     

    . . .“claiming recently that stores that retrieve shopping trolleys are breaching the human rights of derelicts who use them to cart their stuff around”. . . These people are so idiotic they parody themselves.

  8.  
    observa
    1/3/2013 | 9:55 am
     

    .“claiming recently that stores that retrieve shopping trolleys are breaching the human rights of derelicts who use them to cart their stuff around”.

    At first I merely chortled at the very thought of derros with shopping carts in leafy Canberra but then I peed my pants realising she was obviously referring to Canberrights in general.

  9.  
    Frank O'Brien
    6/3/2013 | 10:46 am
     

    Not relevant to the article, but do you know if Professor Bunyip is OK? No posts for many weeks, no news re holidays, sickness etc. I’m sure many of your readers miss his great comments.

  10.  
    Bernard Slattery
    6/3/2013 | 11:24 am
     

    Frank, I think he has migrated to the Twitterverse. I’m not a big fan of the medium.

  11.  
    Thomas the Tout
    7/3/2013 | 9:13 am
     

    Sigh! I am not a twit/tweeter, so I shall miss the Bunyip Blog.
    I think he should have left a note that he was going, and given a forwarding address. Some Bunyip’s have rough edges!

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