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  1. 4 points
    Sorry 'bing', it might be a bit early in the morning for me but that doesn't clarify anything at all. Lots of nice words like...protocol, integrity, mechanisms, sending a message & appropriate support though. Sounds like 'Dill' speak to me.
  2. 4 points
    Take the emotion out of it Deestar. It’s a matter for the Police and there’s been no offical complaint from the woman. It’s not up to the AFL to punish the ‘alleged offender’ because you feel he shouldn’t get off ‘scott free’. You’ve put yourself in the woman’s shoes, do the same for the player. Would you want your employer determining your guilt based on a half baked investigation? Without going too much into a sex assault investigation, a lot more goes into one than just interviewing those concerned. The AFL can’t do much more than that.
  3. 3 points
    The only way the AFL can go it alone without Vic Pol or Bali Pol is if they have a watertight clause in player contacts which says they can do whatever the f*** they like and everything and everyone else can suck s***. Otherwise they better have massively deep pockets because both parties will sure them to kingdom come and back again
  4. 2 points
    Well, no. It's up to the coppers to investigate, not the workplace. If the police don't have allegations to work with, that's where it will end. No formal complaint from an alleged victim, and there is nothing to go on. Too many people have already made their mind up that someone needs to be punished. Based on nothing more than newspaper articles which dont provide anything more than someones "opinion". No complaint = no investigation = no finding of guilt = no punishment. You know, the law and everything.
  5. 2 points
    Apparently earlier today I was in a 'sel-harm' mood and instead of calling lifeline I went through with it and watched the last quarter of the final game against Collingwood. Jack Watts absolutely stank it up that quarter. From failing to cover his opponent (cost a goal) to spectating and then failing to lay an effective tackle or smother in the goalsquare (cost a goal), to spectating and then arriving too late to affect a contest just outside the square (cost a point, luckily) to fluffing a forward run, to a whole string of really poor body language, it was terrible. I don't have a personal problem with Jack Watts the way some people seem to, but rewatching his last quarter for us has left me with a much better understanding of why he had to be moved on. Wishing him all the best (up to a certain point) at Port, and also confident we made the best decision possible at the time.
  6. 1 point
    Watts will bag 9 against the dees
  7. 1 point
    The AFL are pretty clear: "Our sport is committed to addressing the cultural issues that cause harm to women and girls. We know that it requires policies, procedures, education and leadership to address those issues. This policy is about making sure that if and when we face incidents in our game that have harmed women, we have a transparent and trustworthy process to deal with complaints. The new policy includes: A clear complaint, investigation and support protocol The ability for members of the public to complain Increased oversight by the AFL's integrity unit Principles and objectives for disciplinary responses to harassment and violence against women Maintenance and review mechanisms "We know that football has fallen down in the past on the management of incidents involving harmful attitudes or actions towards girls and women. We need to send a message that individuals will be treated fairly and ensure they are provided with appropriate support." http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-11-16/transparent-trustworthy-afls-new-respect-policy
  8. 1 point
    Unless the matter is sent through the appropriate authorities, and possibly even if it is, then it is nothing more than he said/she said situation. Unless the player admits to any kind of inappropriate behaviour how will they determine guilt? Does he have no recourse to defend himself? Is the alleged victim going to submit to medical testing and cross examination/investigation or whatever else is usual in these cases? This is not to downplay the behaviour but just to look at it from a legal perspective. Before any punishment can be issued it is surely imperative that guilt is determined.
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  10. 1 point
    Maybe? Can add Hogan to that group now His latest Instagram story shows a nice shiny Toyota. Can't ignore it now.
  11. 1 point
    we should only accept bona fide atheists - simple edit: provided they are not nihilists or anarchists edit2: better exclude hippies and hipsters too
  12. 1 point
    Another reason why these matters should be left entirely to the police. I cannot see why the AFL should have any role in this sort of thing. For a start their prime motivation will be protecting the image of the AFL. Fairness to the parties involved will be secondary. And even if they were fair, I don't see why the AFL should poke its nose in until the court process is finished. Edit to add:. And if there is no court process, what possible role has the AFL got other than getting involved in a libel action. (Of course they could threaten an 'employee' in some way but that is also objectionable. If mediation is required, once again I don't see a role for AFL house which has a major conflict of interest. )
  13. 1 point
    If no complaints or charges are made and the AFL decides to impose a penalty could they not be opening themselves up for defamation charges?
  14. 1 point
    Unions in the cities have been smashed Faulty. Most kids i have spoken to don’t know what a Union Membership is, and work 2-3-4 jobs on short notice. The Mining Industry i am not privvy to. It is a big problem for the ALP. The Liberals still have ideas that are relevant inside Toorak!!
  15. 1 point
    Since all the Utilities (Gas, Water, Electricity, Public Transport) were sold off by the State and Federal Governments in the 90’s there is a much smaller gap between parties. Taxing is their only way of revenue raising. The ALP has an image problem today. What do they stand for?, unions have been smashed, we are heading down the American road which scares the sh!t out of me. The LNP is definately scared of The ABC and Guthrie, ( The MD) is doing a job to dilute. Losing “lateline” is so obvious. The young generations have got to decide whether they want the truth or the corporate truth? Social Media may be what saves us, but the sources must stay clean
  16. 1 point
    It is interesting that most ABC listener are older Australian's, who also mostly vote LNP and under a LNP government the ABC will get huge funding cuts, because the ABC refuse to only report the LNP like Murdock press does, they want the ABC to not report negative stories about the Australian government, for example the refugees treatment by Australia, and when the LNP banned government ministers going on Q&A, after these 2 issues massive funding cuts started at the ABC, do u agree with that. A vote for LNP is a vote for ABC funding cuts,
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  18. 1 point
    Ease up. Dr Turf has been a clever, successful and funny bastard since his days on 3RRR A lot of the topics he raised with KB were very worthy of discussion and no i am not gambler or horse lover of any note. The Jon Ralph hours were far worse
  19. 1 point
    Pounamu was a good thing beaten wasn't it? Definitely worth following if it comes over to the East - looks a Flemington horse the way it powers home. It's a 6 year old but it's found it's true form. I got a percentage of the Tri as I changed my mind on Material Man - took it to win as well as Pounamu & Trap For Fools instead of Royal Star to win. But it was a grandstand finish and a fairytale ending for the family involvement of Material Man. A great story.
  20. 1 point
    I really shouldn’t have posted anything on this thread. I’m off to the park to play on the swings.
  21. 1 point
    Just show them your posts ? *joking ?
  22. 1 point
    Kids 3 and under use to be able to enter for free as long as they didn’t occupy a seat. Although I identify as a 3 year old, security still didn’t let me in. This doesn’t help you at all Egg, apologies.
  23. 1 point
    We have to all promise to act surprised when they announce the deal in January.
  24. 1 point
    That is correct. Just ponder this question... under what circumstances would you or any person for that matter go and make a report of such things? To put your own name out there under such circumstances requires courage. There is nothing good that comes for the girl to report this and have the media attention. None whatsoever. That is why I take her word immediately and place more weight on it than presuming the innocence of a footy player. again, personal opinion only. And everyone is entitled to their view.
  25. 1 point
    It is black and white. The Nazis tried to wipe the Jewish people off the face of earth, no ifs, buts or maybes. It's instructive that on the previous page you post swathes of internet links about British genocides without any kind of critical analysis of the material, but the Holocaust is somehow 'not as black and white' as we're led to believe. Wow. Just wow. Don't think I've ever heard anyone victim-blaming the Holocaust before. Hopefully the 6 million Jews who perished were the 'bad Jews'.
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