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Your views: on MP allowances, criminal age and Crows

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Today, readers comment on reconciling parliamentary expense claims, raising the criminal age from 10 to 14, and leading the Adelaide Football Club.

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Commenting on the story: Richardson: Knoll has set the standard – he should stand down

Why not give the politicians a credit card instead of their allowance?

All receipted with a monthly statement which can be easily checked and verified.

No waste or overpayment, only “actual expenses”. – Garry Shearing

Commenting on the story: Call for SA to take national lead in lifting criminal age to 14

While I completely agree that children should not be incarcerated, there are young people out there committing crimes and placing themselves at serious risk.

There are no services to support these traumatised children, and often no other way to keep them, and members of the public, safe from harm.

These 10 to 14-year-old children commit adult crimes without consequence, and no incentive to change.

The ideal of providing safe and supportive care to these children is challenging, when they have no trust in the adults around them, and are unable to positively engage in society, they are fighting to survive in a world where they have suffered traumatic childhoods, impacting their development.

These children require intensive mandated support and intervention to provide them opportunity for better outcomes.

Until such services and statutes are in place, is a 10 year old better incarcerated or sleeping on the streets? – Kate Roberts

Commenting on the story: Who wants to lead the Crows?

It certainly is a dilemma as no-one, it seems, wants to be in charge of a floundering club.

To return Adelaide to its former glory and prestige, I would suggest that Linda Fellows would be ideal because of her exemplary background and no nonsense approach.

Give her a chance, you might be surprised!

I am opposed to Mark Ricciuto being elevated as believe he has far too much to say about the club, which in many cases has made both the club and himself look stupid.

Great footballers do not always made great administrators (and vice versa). He needs a lesson in diplomacy, first and foremost. – Maggie Richards

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