It seems like the Australian laws favour the perpetrators and not the victim. Community service for blinding someone, and only 9 years jail for beating and raping two women? Its almost ridiculous when you read about it sometimes.
Chair leg attacker escapes jail
The Age -
The apprentice electrician who seriously injured a teenager when he attacked him with a chair, spearing his eye with a chair leg, was today ordered to do 400 hours of unpaid community work.
Foreign tourists' rapist jailed
April 24, 2007
A MAN will spend at least nine years in jail for beating and raping two foreign tourists in Western Australia's holiday town of Broome.
David Gundari, 32, from the Kununurra area, was sentenced to a maximum 12 years' jail when he appeared in West Australian District Court today on seven charges of sexual assault, sexual penetration, threatening to kill and causing grievous bodily harm.
Gundari attacked and then raped a 24-year-old French woman and a 32-year-old Japanese woman after dragging them into secluded areas in Broome last September.