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We're a country which still bans games (hotline miami 2 was recently banned). The games industry here never became anything large anyway, and we're way too far away from the game hubs. All that ends up happening here is that we spend a lot of money on games, often times, paying well above what other regions do. The government couldn't care less about games or the industry (as long as we aren't playing games that are considered bad) as the age groups that play games, aren't big enough. We have a lot of baby boomers, and they're running the country.
There's a word limit? Dang it
Basically the police don't deal with children properly. My thinking is that universities could essentially have people help the victim by mediate their interaction with the police. But stepping in and making decisions on criminal matters doesn't help at all.
When rape allegations make the media, it's either because some important people are being protected, and hopefully the media is shaming corruption in the system, or it's because the accuser wants a trial by media and let the circus in, actively avoiding a police investigation.
Well the problem isn't going to get resolved through attempting to force mob justice or having extrajudicial proceedings. Just how is getting university administration getting involved going to solve the problem of something which is a criminal matter? It seems to me that the desired outcome is to achieve guilt by accusation alone. No rule of law, no fair trial and most of all, no testing of evidence.
I believe rape is a heinous crime. I think that it is wrong if police don't treat every individual matter with seriousness. Maybe certain procedures need to be adjusted, but if that happens, then the false allegations of rape also need to be treated seriously, and there have been news reports of women being sent to jail for a few years, because they were proven to have made up false rape allegations.
I know that usually the response from police can be very poor. I have no first hand experience, but I have spoken to a primary school principal who has the unpleasantries of dealing with issues of children being molested or raped, when the school learns of it (if the school finds out about a child being abused outside of school, it's still their duty of care to report it) police come in and they just don't know how to deal with children, dealing in legalese to
I work as a mechanical engineer, in the building industry (HVAC) and while this is also quite normal, the word that gets thrown around is variation, obviously to the contract.
Reading the article, particularly between the lines, it appears that the problem wasn't really with the studio; they were trying to get more money out of MS, but MS just decided to kill the project rather than have a cost blowout. While mission creep did kill the game, the studio didn't plan any contingency or mitigation for a cancellation (or more likely it was just sack everyone).
Maybe if those links supported what you're saying, I could argue. Problem is firearm homicides and firearm suicides in Australia definitely did not peak in 1996/1997, as they had been trending downwards since the mid 1980's. The only thing is that 1996 had a big peak due to the Port Arthur massacre, but even then, more people were killed by firearms in 1992 than 1996. firearm homicides had been trending downwards since about the 1980's and there's no structural break to signify a change as a result of the buyback legislation. Similarly applies to firearm suicides.
Owning weapons is a common law right, however statute has the power to override and essentially revoke common law rights. As a result, we have no guaranteed rights in Australia (because our constitutions don't define any, except for free political speech and a right to vote, no those are the only two protected in our constitutions), because the parliament can just change it immediately.
So now we're seeing our democratically elected representatives debate, adjust, and they will pass laws regarding metadata retention. Is this a situation of the people speaking? Can you really suggest that metadata retention is something that the Australian public really want? Both sides of politics are agreeing to metadata retention in principle, so it's going to happen.