Denise Cahill’s opinion piece in the NT News that suggests using on the spot fines foe so-called thugs who target the elderly sounds great. However in reality the fining of those with no money who do not care will never work. The fines will simply add up and nothing will ever change. Just have a look at fines name and shame list!
Those described as thugs do not care, fines do not bother them and prison could be a holiday for them. Prison has structure and three meals a day.
We should be asking why have these individuals become thugs?