They should bring back capital punishment hanging etc for crimes like these that way there are no repeat offenders and less money has to be spent protecting them in jails as well!
Execution is more expensive than imprisonment, increases the crime rate, and increases both the rate and severity of repeat offences as criminals on the run commit much more severe crimes in an effort not to get captured.
There's also the issue of innocent people being found guilty by a bent legal system, an area in which it is well established that the Australian justice system is far from infallible. A falsely imprisoned person can be released, a falsely executed person cannot be un-executed.
I would be in favour of a constitutional amendment banning judicial execution in Australia, just to make sure there's an extra layer of protection in case the uninformed minority in support of it ever get loud enough for the politicians to act on it.
After all he is (was) an Australian citizen …
Source? He was born in 1930 to British parents, well before Australian citizenship came into being in 1948, and he is therefore a British citizen unless it is documented that he later took Australian citizenship.
He apparently travels on a British passport as normal practice (you get an express lane at airports in the EU this way) and I don't know if he still has an Australian passport - if he does it should be withdrawn immediately. Even if he does have an Australian passport, it is only a document committing Australian consular officials to vouch for that person's identity and not a document establishing or proving citizenship - any nation may issue passports to whoever they want including to non-citizens.
Will Australian victims get their day in an Australian court???
Bring him here, try him and if convicted add any sentence to what the Poms dished out.
Can't see it happening. After the media circus surrounding this trial, it would be impossible to select a jury for such a trial and I can't see any of the state governments concluding that it's in the public interest to spend many millions of taxpayer dollars on having a crack at a prosecution.
A civil suit for damages might be possible as there would be no jury required and the judge would decide on balance of probabilities (not beyond reasonable doubt as in a criminal trial) but he probably has all his wealth stashed away beyond reach of any bailiffs here.