October 31, 2006 9:09pm CST
I believe i hypocritical and just downright wrong that if Australians break laws overseas, for example trafficking and smuggling laws we are subject to the laws of the country we have committed the crime in which are usually much harsher. That is fine, a good deterrent for drug related crimes in particular actually. BUT why then do we have such lenient laws, we are basically asking for people, particularly those from Asian countries, to bring their drugs here because they know even if they do get caught the sentence tehy would receive here is merely a slap on the wrist in comparison to the death penaty that they would face in their own country... Does anyone else agree that this is an injustice and an example of the failures of the Australian legal system???