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Should Drug Drivers Face Tougher Penalties Than Drink Drivers?

Bill Potts argues No! Drug drivers shouldn’t face tougher penalties than drink drivers.
The Sunday Mail | April 11, 2010 | Page 57.

Before there is a knee-jerk reaction, we need to improve the technology and the testing of drug drivers so the courts can see the levels of effect of drugs on people stopped by the police.

Hussain Killer Unlikely To Face Justice

February 18, 2010 3:11pm | COURTNEY TRENWITH | Brisbane Times

Without “startling” fresh evidence it is unlikely the person who killed Gold Coast woman Shaheda Hussain will ever be punished, lawyers are concluding.

A day after Mrs Hussain’s daughter Kaihana Tahseen Hussain was acquitted of her murder in the Supreme Court, legal avenues to prosecute her killer appear to be closing up.

Re-offending Gang Leader Tiani Slockee Escapes Jail Time

The female ringleader of a vicious youth gang attack on a policeman and his girlfriend has been re-sentenced for the crime after committing more offences while on probation.

But Tiani Slockee, now 19, has escaped actual jail time.

Slockee had admitted leading a group of 10 children and teens who bashed off-duty officer Rawson Armitage and his girlfriend Michelle Dodge as they took a night-time walk through Coolangatta in November 2007.