Some stats, which merely indicate some dimensions of what’s going on and why…
That’s all from the 2006 Census. Even such bare data suggest a situation rather more complex than the exciting images we have been seeing in the news lately, horrible as those images are.
I really think the shock horror current affairs infotainments and commercial tabloid news both electronic and print do far more harm than good when situations like these arise. They are pure parasites. They just love it when such dramas happen. They leap in there and stir and stir hoping the ratings will ensue for days to come… We comfortable people somewhere else get our daily fix of superiority and/or cheap thrills. We’d all be better off – people of Rosemeadow, police, and everyone else — if they stayed a hundred kilometres away, or presented the news (oh the horror!) without pics…. Perhaps SBS is an example by contrast of responsible coverage.
What do you think?
I am quite prepared to concede there are elements of dysfunctionality here which make life more miserable than it need be for the majority in such areas.