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What punishment for arsonists?

Posted by: 2UE | 9 January, 2013 - 2:31 PM
Tim Webster on the punishment for arsonists lighting fires

What punishment would you give arsonists? When a heatwave hits and we know the fire danger is high, who would go out and set fire to the bush? Tim Webster on arsonists paying for their consequences.

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People caught lighting fires should be forced to clean-up the damage they've caused and put injured animals to death as part of their punishment according to Mayor of Yass Rowena Abbey.

Tim Webster and Tracey Spicer speak with her between battling the fires in her local area.

Premier Barry O'Farrell says he's impressed with an idea with the Mayor of Yass, who is also fed up with arsonists.


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