Crime costs us over $9b per annum

In what surely must be the next utterance labelled an ideological burp by Cullen, Treasury has released a report that shows crime costs us over $9 billion per annum.

Oh and there is more bad news it is rising and has been for some time. 

The report slams current government policy in several areas, most notablyit suggests;

  • The Crime Reduction Strategy lacked focus, and suggested its goals be shifted from promoting community safety to the more tangible one of reducing the total cost of crime to society.
  • the Government spent considerably less proportionately on "public order" than comparable countries, but also earned less per capita. It would have to spend an extra 16 per cent to match Australia, but this was not realistic.

Of course it will all be National's fault for having the temerity to have been last in power 7 years ago.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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