The Herald Sun editorialises:
AS a community we must ask ourselves a deeply disturbing question: If we cannot look after the most vulnerable people in our society, who can we look after?
The evidence is that we have failed those who cannot defend themselves. That is why Victorians must demand more of their politicians. They carry the ultimate responsibility of looking after the disabled and the mentally handicapped, many of them helpless and preyed-upon children.
I look forward to News Ltd suddenly starting to campaign for government support of the vulnerable and disadvantaged, even if it costs taxpayers money. This is a fantastic development for Victoria – the state’s biggest tabloid declaring itself a champion of the unfortunate instead of, say, a relentless promoter of the interests of the privileged and powerful. Let’s hope they keep it up.