Far and away the most important issue that came up yesterday was the penalty imposed on the prisoner Russell Packer who was sent down for 2 years gaol for a vicious assault in which he punched a bloke to the ground, then stomped on him.
Magistrate His Honour Greg Grogin (a former policeman) made the order. He needs your support because a penalty of that sort in the Magistrates' Court (or Local Court as it's known in NSW) is very rare indeed.
Michael Smith on air calls for the public to support today’s decision by NSW Magistrate Greg Grogan, in handing down the maximum sentence of two years for assault, to NRL player Russell Packer. Please write to the Chief Magistrate of NSW:
POSTAL: PO Box A4, SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235.