Dtcwee responds to the Sydney Siege with his characteristic yearning for the bigger picture:
Consider that threatening or causing injury (i.e. terrorism) is a crime likely punishable by imprisonment.
81% of Australia’s prisoner population is Australian born.
Although this reflects in part the greater proportion of Australia’s population born locally (72.3%), the Australian born imprisonment rate – prisoners per 100,000 population – is comparatively high compared with those from other countries.
I always knew the locals were a bit suss. But surely this only reflects good old fashioned true blue Aussie varieties of crime? What could be more Australian than ‘acts intended to cause injury’ and ‘dangerous or negligent acts endangering persons’? Might as well criminalise binge-drinking and morbid obesity.