I personally learned the paramount importance of the one thing that can change children’s lives, the one thing that can give them hope, give them a life through which they can choose their own path: Education!
Is it even worse in the NT? Tough questions from a police association, preloading, maggoting, king hits: The growing preoccupation of a nation with its booze mayhem. PHOTO: Police resources tied up keeping an eye on bottle shops and their customers.
When the prison doors slam shut behind you after being sentenced to a gaol term, it seems a further system of punishment kicks in, which has none of the fairness and transparency of our courts of law, and is the product of unelected people subject to no checks other than their own. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Google Earth image of the Alice Springs prison.
NEW: Please note the exchange between Phil Walcott and John Elferink in the comment section of the report.
Desert Knowledge Australia chairman Fred Chaney (pictured) has rejected all requests for information from the Alice Springs News Online except for financial information that is already on the public record. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Alcohol related harm affects the whole the community. We believe it is important that this inquiry has a broad remit to examine alcohol related harms across the entire community, writes JOHN PATERSON, spokesperson for Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the NT.
Yesterday CLP Senator Nigel Scullion announced a “broad-ranging national inquiry into alcohol-fuelled violence” and said everything would be looked at, yet today we hear that it will only focus on Indigenous Australians. Are we to believe that yesterday Senator Scullion recognised that grog harm was a whole-of-society issue yet today it’s a race-based issue? This is extraordinary, writes Leader of the Opposition, DELIA LAWRIE.
Any inquiry into alcohol problems should be looking at the effect of passive welfare and be specific to the conditions in the Northern Territory, says NT Justice Minister John Elferink (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.