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  • PSA: you’re not late, and you didn’t get as good of a sleep in as you thought.

    Damn daylight savings screwing with my phone.

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  • LNP’s Queensland election pitch to enforce Townsville and Cairns youth curfew slammed by community leaders as ‘archaic’

    An LNP election pledge to impose curfews on young people in Cairns and Townsville in order to reduce juvenile crime would be ineffective and could “criminalise” Indigenous families, community leaders and activists say.

    Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington announced yesterday that if the LNP was elected on October 31, it would trial an 8:00pm curfew for children aged 14 and under, and a 10:00pm curfew for 15 to 17-year-olds.

    Parents would be fined $250 each time a young person was picked up by authorities.

    Human rights activist Gracelyn Smallwood accused the LNP of “using Indigenous matters as a political football” by proposing “archaic legislation”.

    “Curfews have never worked anywhere in the world, but they think this is a magic bullet to solve all the problems,” Professor Smallwood, a Birrigubba, Kalkadoon and South Sea woman from Townsville, said.

    Indigenous elder Russell Butler said the plan could see more Aboriginal people unnecessarily incarcerated.

    “If we’re not careful with the families, we’re going to end up with more people — especially mum or dad — going to jail because they haven’t paid the fines,” Mr Butler said.

    “That’s a problem because that big house [prison] out there will just get bigger.”

    Indigenous leader Russell Butler in Townsville in north Queensland.
    Indigenous elder Russell Butler says the LNP plan could see more Aboriginal people unnecessarily incarcerated.(ABC News: Sofie Wainwright)

    Glenn Doyle, the LNP’s candidate for Mundingburra and a 35-year police veteran, has defended the party’s policy, saying it would connect rebellious young people with social services.

    “A lot of the young ones that come from these families have experienced domestic violence … there’s drug abuse [and] alcoholism,” Mr Doyle said.

    LNP Mundingburra candidate Glenn Doyle talks to the media at a press conference.
    LNP Mundingburra candidate Glenn Doyle says the LNP policy would connect rebellious young people with social services.(ABC News)

    ‘Gutter tactics’

    Police data shows a 72.5 per cent increase in assaults committed by children aged 10 to 17 in the Townsville district over the past two years.

    But Debbie Kilroy, the chief executive of Sisters Inside, which advocates for women in the criminal justice system, said the LNP wanted to “punish young children” with “gutter tactics”.

    “I’m appalled but not surprised by the LNP using children as part of their schtick around a law-and-order campaign, because they’re at risk of losing an election,” Ms Kilroy said.

    “It’s heartbreaking … Indigenous people need a hand up. They don’t need the LNP’s knee on the throat.”

    Sisters Inside chief executive Debbie Kilroy.
    Debbie Kilroy says the LNP wants to “punish young children” with “gutter tactics”.(Australian Story: Debbie Kilroy)

    ‘It’s not a good idea’

    Edith Cowan University youth researcher Trudi Cooper said the LNP plan was “unlikely to be effective” and she agreed it could harm Indigenous communities.

    Dr Cooper based her opinion on a study of a youth curfew in the Perth suburb of Northbridge from 2003 to 2011.

    She said the Queensland proposal could be worse due to potential fines for parents who would struggle to pay them.

    “It’s not a good idea, particularly the criminalisation aspect … it’s unlikely to be effective and would simply move the problem somewhere else,” Dr Cooper said.

    Create Foundation chief executive Jacqui Reed agreed “criminalising” vulnerable communities would be an unwanted outcome.

    She said the proposal was an “over-reach” and “demonised” children.

    “If the kids are acting out, why aren’t we doing community consultation and figuring out what is needed?” Ms Reed said.

    “Giving a fine to vulnerable families is going to end up criminalising them.”

    Need to look at ‘bigger picture’

    Jeni Alexander, the One Nation candidate for Townsville-based electorate Thuringowa, also criticised the idea.

    “There’s a lot bigger picture that we need to look at, rather than imposing a curfew, and it’s not going to target the right families,” said Ms Alexander, who was attacked by two knife-wielding teenagers while parking her car in Townsville in October 2019.

    Several marginal electorates in the north of the state could influence who gets to form Queensland’s next government, according to ABC chief election a##lyst Antony Green.

    The policy is similar to an LNP proposal at the 2017 state election to trial a 10:00pm curfew on children under 16 in Townsville.

    But Professor Smallwood said these kinds of programs only served to alienate disadvantaged groups.

    “You’ve got to have people who are connected to the community.”

    Professor Gracelyn Smallwood
    Professor Smallwood says programs such as these alienate disadvantaged groups.

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  • What is your pet peeve that other men don’t seem to care about?

    What is your pet peeve that other men don’t seem to care about?

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  • The Tigers are truly roaring heading into the AFL grand final, so are we witnessing a dynasty?

    In 123 seasons of V/AFL history, only 21 teams have won at least two flags on the trot. Only eight have won at least three flags in four years.

    It’s rare company, and for good reason. When you’re at the top, everyone wants to take a shot.

    Maintaining a successful side is about two things: keeping the core together and supplementing it with new talent to stay on top. The Total Player Payments cap and the reverse-order draft actively tries to equalise talent across the competition.

    With every passing year, the balancing act gets tougher. This makes reworking on the fly key and reinventing what you do best critical.

    Change is inevitable. Father time is undefeated. No premiership side has ever run out exactly the same side they used in a grand final in any future game.

    Richmond will likely select six different names from their 2017 grand final side — not dissimilar to the turnover of similarly successful sides.

    So will Richmond etch their names alongside the most successful teams in the history of the game?

    The Tigers’ mark

    Richmond has long been known for the Tiger Trap, but things have changed a little.

    Around the middle of this year, 70 per cent of the Tigers’ goals came from intercepts. This was in line with their success in previous years — the notion of attacking through defence.

    In the finals, the Tigers have flipped the script. Only 50 per cent of their goals so far in the finals have come via intercepts — a radical change in a short period of time.

    During the home and away season, Richmond won more clearances than their opponents just twice. In their three finals, they have won the overall clearance battle twice.

    The big change hasn’t happened around the ground, but instead at centre bounces. So far, the Tigers have won 24 more centre clearances than their opponents in their three finals. They’ve been able to kick four goals to one from centre bounces from this advantage.

    A big part of this has been player availability and role.

    For much of the season, the Tigers have been without Shane Edwards and Dion Prestia, and they’ve used Dustin Martin increasingly in roles outside the middle. Since the finals, these three players have combined for more centre clearances than the three opposition sides combined.

    The Tigers have also been willing to do different things around the ground to halt stoppage losses — and even gain a late advantage when the game called for it.

    In the final quarter against Port Adelaide, the best clearance team all year, Richmond found a circuit-breaker in a tight and tense preliminary final by dominating the total clearances by twelve. The Tigers took a chance by running aggressively at the ball or to planned space.

    While some teams may have been more conservative in the wetter conditions, and looking to soak up the ball on the rebound, the Tigers did the opposite.

    The gambit worked to neuter Port’s game in difficult conditions, but having shown this hand to Geelong, it may be risky to try to deploy again.

    Earlier this year against the Cats, the Tigers lost the clearance battle 16 to 32. Given their win in that game, and the preliminary final last year, they may instead choose to rely on cutting off Geelong’s ball use instead.

    An interesting wrinkle is that Richmond see the second least ruck contests per game in the league, and Geelong the second most. Geelong don’t mind locking it in and resetting their structures, being patient and using stable, steady movement.

    Tigers uncaged

    If the Cats are a patient team who rely on slightly slower ball movement, the Tigers instead rely on an element of chaos. It’s not totally freewheeling. Instead, they use structured and organised frameworks to control that loose oval ball.

    The Tigers have a habit of turning nothing into something special, like turning a spilled ball into a quick chain, with the end result often a kick to one of their key targets.

    Richmond has long been unafraid to make a mistake, as long as it at least gains territory.

    Richmond is a machine almost always moving forward, and it generally runs into the most trouble when it is held up by opposing sides. Covering their errors, their defence remains one of the best in the business.

    At the same time, the Tigers aren’t quite the same ground-based force they once were.

    Feeding frenzy

    When Tom Lynch came to the club in 2019, it was a signal of a slight change of direction up forward. The intense pressure of the Tigers’ ground-ball attack inside 50 took a slight backseat to trying to isolate three of the league’s best targets.

    The triumvirate of Lynch, Jack Riewoldt and Martin are extremely hard to stop one out.

    Defences this year played with overloading the defensive 50 to stop leads and one-out action. The Tigers have used some interesting tactics to get their forwards open, from blocks to cross-goal kicks and leads away from goal.

    But this has come at a slight cost to their damaging ground-based attack. Once among the standard-bearers for winning the ball inside 50, now they trail the direction of the league.

    Geelong’s tall defence is one of the hardest against which to find open targets inside 50. Earlier this year, Richmond were able to find 14 marks inside 50 on the way to a winning score. Working on isolating and positioning up forward might be key.

    Deja what?

    Richmond has done this before. The Tigers have won two grand finals now, with a lot of the same players and staff. This time they’re up against the oldest team ever. They even beat this team in the finals last year.

    There are a couple of new elements this year though. They haven’t won a grand final at night, nor in Brisbane, nor in October. They’ve never had to cope with the seemingly never-ending hub environment. Though, to be fair, no-one has.

    But as the ball bounces at the Gabba, all of that history, positive and negative, disappears. Then it becomes real.

    One game, for the flag, and for that historical status.

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  • How do you ask a girl you might be interested in?

    I know this might be a over-asked question but I’m gonna go ahead and do it.

    I’m 26 (M) never been in a relationship. For the most part I’ve never really thought about it. Plus I’ve had a bit of a hectic life where I couldn’t even keep relationships with friends (much less with a gf).

    I have my issues: overweight (working on it -starting to wear old cloths that didn’t fit), acne (that’s something I’ve managed left me with scars -oh well), 31C5 size like most people (~5.6inch BPEL, 4 inch girth – I’ve been told it’s average but I think girth is an issue).

    I can deal with these issues and I feel confident for the most part they don’t bother me (maybe the weight does but like I said I’m working on it).

    So question is what is the best way to approach a girl I might be interested in? Should I make it casual first or just go straight and let her know?

    I know it might sound dumb asking this but I don’t have a “father” figure to ask (dad died when I was a 8) and like I said there really isn’t anyone I can go to for this type of advice.

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