FixedIt: Rich old white men in court

This one appears to be more a problem with the legal system than the media. The Courier Maildelivered an appropriate headline highlighting how ludicrous it was to grant an appeal based on yacht club membership. The court ruling is (or should be)… odd. According to the appeal judgement, 74 year old Peter Hollis had his...

FixedIt: Domestic violence is not a “fight”

News Mail published this article about the daily occurrences of domestic violence in Warwick, QLD. The article itself does a reasonable job of reporting on domestic violence in the area. While it does include a quote from a defendant’s lawyer about how “he was intelligent and nice when off drugs”, they also quoted the Magistrate...

FixedIt: He’s not accused of raping a car

Channel 9 News reported that one of two men charged with raping a woman was denied bail last week. Despite what the headline says, the men are not charged with raping a car, they’re charged with raping a woman. This commentary is not about his guilt or innocence, which can only be determined by a...

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