The obvious point is that this sort of politically attractive - but fundamentally naive and cruel - quick fix does not work. To get kids back into school successfully takes more than tough love, fines or hawk-eyed cops. Success will come with resources, planning, proper encouragement, good role models, joyful love and humour.
Others in the Cycling Australia network also need to come clean about their participation - in many different ways - in the long-term corruption of Australian cycling. They need to reveal their roles in maintaining the Armstrong conspiracy and their role in inducting others into that system.
in ordinary circumstances under the previous regime, Ms Nudjulu would have been a prime candidate for a custodial sentence. She had previous convictions for possession of alcohol contrary to the Liquor Act - and was currently subject to a suspended sentence.
This is a disaster of not only local, but regional and international proportions. The impending arrival of the seasonal monsoonal cycle in the coming months will substantially change the nature and location of the impact of this massive spill.